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A Gift to Yourself:

If you're a smoker, quitting is the greatest gift you can give yourself and your friends and family. Here are just some of the gifts of health you'll receive:
Within 20 minutes: Blood pressure and pulse return to normal levels

Within 72 hours: Risk of heart attack drops.  Body adjusts and sense of smell and taste return.

Within 3 months: Lung capacity increases and risk of heart attack decreases.

Within 1 year: Risk of heart attack is cut in half.  Lung growth begins, increasing the ability to fight infection.

For free assistance in developing a quit plan, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW, or log on to:


Fast Facts:

        - Tobacco remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US (source: Cancer Facts and Figures 2011)

        - Each year, smoking results in an estimated 443,000 premature deaths, of which about 49,400 are in non-smokers as a result to secondhand smoke.  10,000 are Hoosiers. (source: Cancer Facts and Figures 2011)

        - Harrison County youth, ages 18-24, make up 6% of our county population.  Almost 50% of them use tobacco daily... this accounts for 41% of the tobacco use in the county! (from 2010 census figures) 

        - Tobacco accounts for at least 30% of all cancer deaths and 87% of lung cancer deaths (source: Cancer Facts and Figures 2011)



Effects of Second-Hand Smoke

Pregnant Women and Smoking It's Never Too Late To Quit Tips on How to Quit Smoking Diabetes and Smoking

Some links:

        Indiana State Department of Health Tobacco Information Sheets

        CDC Tips to Quit

        CDC Tobacco Facts

        Online Quitting Help

        Text the word QUIT to IQUIT or to the number 47848

          Harrison County Tobacco Prevention Consortium