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Quit Smoking Today!

Quit Smoking Today!

Great American Smoke Out | Are You Ready to Quit?

Great American Smokeout is November 16, 2017

Chapa-De Health Care Auburn Grass Valley


It is normal for smokers to both love smoking and to hate smoking – it is called ambivalence. If you are thinking about quitting smoking, we invite you to take part in the Great American Smokeout on November 16, 2017. Every year, the American Cancer Society coordinates the Smokeout in November and invites smokers across the nation to make the commitment to quit together.

Although quitting smoking can be difficult, it has both immediate and long-term health benefits for quitters of any age.  What happens after you quit smoking?

Within 20 minutes:

  • Blood pressure drops
  • Heart Rate drops to normal
  • Body temperature of hands and feet increases to normal

Within 8 Hours:

  • Carbon Monoxide Level in blood drops to normal
  • Oxygen level in blood increases to normal

Within 24 hours:

  • Chance of Heart attack decreases

If you are thinking about quitting, it is important to understand what is motivating you to stop. Take a few minutes to list your top 3 biggest reasons for quitting smoking. Then, using a scale of 0 to 10 with 0 being the least and 10 being the most, ask yourself:

  1. How important is it to me to quit smoking?
  2. How confident am I that I can quit smoking?
  3. How ready am I to quit smoking?

It is a frustrating experience to try to quit when you are not ready and not prepared. Take the time to get your motivation and planning lined-up with a quit date.

How to prepare for your Quit Day:

  • Pick the date for your Quit Day and tell your family and friends about it.
  • Throw away all tobacco products in your home, car and even at work.
  • Consider seeing your doctor and/or dentist. Have them check your mouth, and talk to them about your plan for quitting.
  • Ensure you have medications such as nicotine patches, gum or lozenges available on your quit date.
  • Set up and establish a strong support system. One of the most important parts of quitting tobacco is having a support system of others who have been through the same thing to guide you along your journey.

You CAN Quit Smoking and Chapa-De can help! We invite you to attend our Quit and Stay Quit Group for strategies, education, medication and support. The Group meets on Tuesdays from 3pm-4pm at our Grass Valley Health Center and on Thursdays from 3pm-4pm at our Auburn Health Center.

For more information about our Quit Smoking Groups please contact our Group Facilitators and Substance Use Case Managers, RN Katie Bell in Grass Valley or RN Annie Mascorro in Auburn. To reach Katie or Annie, or to schedule an appointment with your primary care provider, please call (530) 887-2800 for Auburn or (530) 477-8545 for Grass Valley.

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