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You’ve come to the right place if you want to know more about the harmful effects of tobacco use on the body, or the benefits the body experiences within minutes of quitting tobacco use. Explore our article titles to learn more!
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Staying Smokefree During the Holidays

November 29th, 2021|Comments Off on Staying Smokefree During the Holidays

While the holidays are an exciting time of the year, they can also be a stressful time of the year. With get-togethers to attend, food items to bake, gifts to shop for, and parties to [...]

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Great American Smokeout – November 2021

October 15th, 2021|Comments Off on Great American Smokeout – November 2021

On November 18th of this year Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center (GSAHEC) will celebrate the Great American Smokeout® (GASO), a national holiday hosted by the American Cancer Society that provides an opportunity for people [...]

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Quitting Tobacco in Recovery: What You Need to Know

August 11th, 2021|Comments Off on Quitting Tobacco in Recovery: What You Need to Know

Everyone knows that using tobacco is bad for you. Yet in the alcohol and drug addiction treatment arena, helping individuals quit smoking has traditionally been a low priority4. This creates a disparity for individuals beginning [...]

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Nicotine’s Effect on the Brain

April 26th, 2021|Comments Off on Nicotine’s Effect on the Brain

Mark Twain once said “quitting smoking is easy. I should know, I have done it a thousand times.” Many tobacco users may be able to relate to this statement as it often requires multiple attempts [...]

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Psychological Benefits of Quitting

April 26th, 2021|Comments Off on Psychological Benefits of Quitting

Quitting tobacco is the single most important thing you can do to improve your health.4 As soon as an individual quits, the body begins to heal3 however, the benefits of quitting are not limited to [...]

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COVID-19, Lungs & Smoking

April 21st, 2021|Comments Off on COVID-19, Lungs & Smoking

COVID-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus Disease 2019, is a disease that comes from a coronavirus—an upper-respiratory illness that can be transmitted from person to person. It is common knowledge that smoking is bad for your [...]

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The Benefits of Quitting Tobacco Use

April 8th, 2021|Comments Off on The Benefits of Quitting Tobacco Use

Quitting tobacco is the single most important thing you can do to improve your health.1 Despite what you may think, it is never too late to quit smoking! In fact, you can experience several benefits of [...]

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The Harms of Tobacco Use

March 25th, 2021|Comments Off on The Harms of Tobacco Use

Each year, in the United States alone, there are 480,000 deaths due to tobacco-related illness. This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the impact of tobacco use in our country. [...]