Smoking cessation


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This is an informative presentation, providing an introduction to smoking cessation. Included: photos of smoking vs. non-smoking twins, healthy / disease free lungs vs. a smoker's lungs, video clips on the effects of smoking, including unseen dangers of smoking. Click on various images throughout the presentation for links to videos and websites. For more information on quitting smoking, please visit, or

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Smoking cessation

  1. 1. SMOKING CESSATION The Odds Are in Your Favor Presented by Michael Taylor S.N.
  2. 2.  Define smoking cessation as it pertains to your health  Explain the dangers of smoking and it’s impact on health  Describe the hidden truths behind the smoking industry  Discuss alternatives to smoking  Apply coping strategies while quitting smoking OBJECTIVES
  3. 3.  Nicotine in tobacco products dependence.  Smoking produces cessation is important for both the prevention, as well as, the treatment of disease.  Smoking cessation greatly reduces premature death. SMOKING CESSATION the risk for disease and
  4. 4.  One in five deaths in the U.S. can be credited to tobacco, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control – a statistic that makes it clear: Smoking is a huge health problem. SMOKING CESSATION
  5. 5. 443,000  Smoking-related diseases claim an estimated American lives each year  Cigarette smoke contains over which are known to cause cancer.  Smoking is directly responsible for approximately 4,800 chemicals, 69 of 90 percent of lung cancer deaths and approximately 80-90 percent of COPD (emphysema and chronic bronchitis) deaths SMOKING CESSATION
  7. 7.  Smoking causes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), coronary heart disease, stroke, abdominal aortic aneurysm, acute myeloid leukemia, cataract, pneumonia, periodontitis, and bladder, esophageal, laryngeal, lung, oral, throat, cervical, kidney, stomach, and pancreatic cancers.  Smoking is a major factor in slowed healing of wounds, infertility, and peptic ulcer disease. SMOKING CESSATION
  8. 8. Every 15 cigarettes you smoke will cause a mutation that can lead to cancer SMOKING MUTATION
  9. 9.  Smoking kills half of those who smoke die 13 – 15 years younger than non-  Smokers smokers  The cigarette burns at 1,300˚F at the tip and the smoke inhaled is  Your heart about 140˚F beats an extra 10 – 25 times per minute, that adds up to an   extra 36,000 times each day Your body has less oxygen available and the heart has to work harder to meet the body’s need Smoking damages the blood itself, staying six hours after each cigarette WHEN YOU SMOKE in the blood for
  10. 10.    Smoking is making a lot of money for someone else who probably doesn’t smoke. There are companies that try to entice you to purchase tobacco products. These products are known to cause major illness and ultimately lead to your own premature death THE BUSINESS OF BIG TOBACCO
  11. 11.  FACT: Big Tobacco’s products kill 137 people from  FACT: Methane, found in  FACT: To boost cigarette sales a tobacco company targeted gay and homeless people. They called their plan  FACT: One tobacco company called younger adult smokers “replacement smokers.” You know, because half of their older adult smokers end up dead.  FACT: secondhand smoke everyday. dog poop, is also found in cigarette smoke. Project S.C.U.M. Big tobacco described one type of woman by saying she, “lacks control,” “feels vulnerable,” and is ”mainly negative.” THE BUSINESS OF SMOKING
  12. 12.  good news: today America has more former smokers than current smokers, and more than half of current smokers say they want to quit OPENING A NEW CHAPTER
  13. 13.  20 Minutes After Quitting: Your heart  rate drops to a normal level. 12 Hours After Quitting: The carbon  monoxide level in your blood drops to normal. 2 Weeks to 3 Months After Quitting: Your risk of having a heart Your lung attack begins to drop. function begins to improve. THE BENEFITS
  14. 14.  1 to 9 Months After Quitting: Your coughing and shortness  of breath decrease. 1 Year After Quitting: Your added risk of coronary heart smoker's. MORE BENEFITS disease is half that of a
  15. 15.  5 to 15 Years After Quitting: Your risk of having a stroke is reduced to that of a nonsmoker's. Your risk of getting cancer half that of a smoker's. of the mouth, throat, or esophagus is Your risk of dying from lung cancer is about half that of a smoker's. Your risk of getting bladder cancer is half that of a smoker's. Your risk of getting cervical pancreas decreases. cancer or cancer of the larynx, kidney or Your risk of coronary heart nonsmoker. disease is the same as that of a AND THEY KEEP ON GOING
  16. 16.  quitting smoking is the single most important step a smoker can take to improve the  length and quality of life. As soon as you quit, your body begins to repair the damage caused by smoking.  After you quit, your sense of taste and smell return. MOTIVATION
  17. 17.  A pack of cigarettes can cost $10.00. Even if a pack costs "only" $5.00 where you live, smoking one pack per day adds up to $1,825.00  It's getting less  It's convenient to smoke. good for the people around you MOTIVATION each year.
  18. 18.   Stopping smoking can be tough but smokers don’t have to quit alone. Three smoking cessation products approved in the U.S.:  nicotine-replacement therapies such as patches, gums and inhalers  Wellbutrin - reduce nicotine cravings  Chantix - reduces cravings for and decreases the pleasurable effects of cigarettes ♪♫ I’M FEELIN’ A GOOD CESSATION ♫♪
  19. 19. SUPPORT
  20. 20.  Set a date to quit.  Tell the people around you that you are quitting.  Throw away your cigarettes, haven't already lighters, and ash trays if you alternatives to smoking.  Find  Use available resources MAKE A PLAN
  21. 21. If you can stop smoking for 28 days, you are five more likely to stop for good. times THE ODDS ARE IN YOUR FAVOR
  22. 22.  Get out of the house  Go to dinner or a movie  Chew gum or hard candy  Keep your hands busy with a pen or toothpick  Relax with deep breathing  Plan a game night with non-smoking friends  Change your regular routine  Drink a lot of water  Exercise STAY BUSY!
  23. 23.  Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, or alpha-1, is a genetic condition that runs in certain families and often affects the lungs and liver.  Alpha-1 antitrypsin protects lung tissue from damage caused by neutrophil elastase, a substance released by white blood cells during infection or inflammation. Without enough alpha-1 antitrypsin, neutrophil elastase is free to destroy air sac tissue.  Smoking worsens the damage, because cigarette smoke weakens the ability of alpha-1 antitrypsin to protect lung tissue. ALPHA-1 DEFICIENCY AND SMOKING
  24. 24.  The most common signs of lung disease in people with Alpha-1:  Shortness of breath  Wheezing  Chronic cough and sputum (phlegm) production (chronic bronchitis)  Recurring chest colds or pneumonia  Low tolerance for exercise  Non-responsive asthma or year-round allergies  Bronchiectasis THE SYMPTOMS
  25. 25.  Early diagnosis of Alpha-1 is very important because quitting smoking and early treatment are both essential to help slow the progression of Alpha-1 lung disease.  Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency can’t be diagnosed by symptoms or by a medical examination alone; you need to get a to know for sure. ALPHA-1 TESTING IS EASY blood test
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