Health Habit

Smoking Cessation

quit smoking thumbnailQuitting smoking will benefit your health, your life and your loved ones. Deciding to quit is a big step, but following through is just as important.

Over one million people each year make the decision and successfully quit smoking.

There are many benefits in choosing to become tobacco free. Here are just a few:

  • Lung function improves
  • Heart attack risk decreases
  • Energy level increases
  • Circulation improves
  • Money from tobacco purchases can be saved 

There are lots of resources to help you quit - Start today!

Breathe Easy
Sonoma County Department of Health Services Health Policy Planning and Evaluation Division  
490 Mendocino Avenue, Suite. 101, Santa Rosa
For information on tobacco cessation class referrals, tobacco education, or to report a violation of tobacco laws call 707-565-6680.

Centers for Disease Control
What you need to know about nicotine dependence and the benefits of quitting.
Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) if you want help quitting.

  • Smoking and Diabetes: According to the CDC, smokers are 30–40% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than nonsmokers. And people with diabetes who smoke are more likely than nonsmokers to have trouble with insulin dosing and with controlling their disease.

Freedom from Smoking Online
American Lung Association's 7-week program offered online and locally in person for a minimal registration cost.

Kaiser-Quit Tobacco Resources
Thinking about quitting smoking or other tobacco products? Kaiser believes quitting smoking is the number one step you can take to improve your health. You don't have to go it alone. Get helpful cessation resources and information such as classes, medications, wellness coaching, and more.

Kaiser Permanente Personalized Quit Smoking Plan

Living Free - With Support from Your Employee Assistance Program
While other programs and products generally provide short-term, band-aid solutions, Living Free treats the root emotional causes of your addictive behavior.

National Cancer Institute
(Tobacco Fact Sheet)

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

    Smoke-Free Babies Program
    Northern California Center for Well Being
    365-B Tesconi Circle, Santa Rosa,
    This program is for women who are pregnant or have a baby or child under six years of age  It includes private appointments with a smoking cessation counselor.  The center is a great resource that offers classes on a sliding for people want to lose weight, improve their diets, or managing chronic conditions, including diabetes and heart disease.

    Smoking Center - EAP Value Options
    Smoking information, resources, and support from your Employee Assistance Program.

    Youth Tobacco Prevention - Centers for Disease Control

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