It’s never too late to quit smoking. Quitting smoking NOW improves an individuals’ health and reduces their risk of heart disease, cancer, lung disease and other smoking-related illnesses. 

At this time of year, we know that many smokers make a new years’ resolution to quit smoking and start off the new year on a healthier course. Whether an individual has never tried to quit or has tried many times, a new year means another chance to create a successful quit plan.

By quitting – even for one day – smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier lifestyle and reducing their cancer risk.

Quitting is hard, but there is help to increase the chances of success. The American Cancer Society shares steps to take to quit smoking and offers quit-smoking programs, resources and support that can increase the chances of quitting successfully. Feel free to share this information with your patients and those struggling to quit.

Resources and Tips 

Access the CDC’s Tips from Former Smokers® How to Quit Smoking page for additional resources.

Heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases kill over 800,000 Americans each year, accounting for one in every three deaths. It’s the nation’s number one killer among both men and women and the leading cause of health disparities across the population.

The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network has joined the fight to prevent heart attacks and strokes through the national Million Hearts® initiative. We are partnering with healthcare providers to ensure cardiac care is safe, appropriate and preventive measures are taken to get the best health outcomes possible. We hope, through our efforts, individuals will receive better care, have better health outcomes and an overall better care experience. Partner with us; let’s make a difference together!! Join the Great Plains Learning and Action Network. It is an excellent way to access resources, materials and network with others. Join the Learning and Action Network today.