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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: www.quitnowindiana.com.

 

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     http://www.in.gov/isdh/tpc/2341.htm

        CDC Tips to Quit     http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/index.htm

        CDC Tobacco Facts     http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/tables/index.htm

        Online Quitting Help     http://quitnowindiana.com/

        Text the word QUIT to IQUIT or to the number 47848     http://smokefree.gov/smokefreetxt/

          Harrison County Tobacco Prevention Consortium     https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harrison-County-Tobacco-Prevention-Consortium/308099922550087