Grass Valley Health Clinic | Chapa-De
World No Tobacco Day
May 31, 2017
“Tobacco – A Threat to Development”
In support of World No Tobacco Day, Chapa-De stresses the importance of why you should never smoke and how you can quit smoking now.
Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States.
Don’t wait! Today is a new day to start your fight against tobacco; Chapa-De is here to help you!
Join our Quit Smoking Group!
- Chapa-De hosts a weekly group to help you quit smoking.
- Every Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Grass Valley Health Center
- Every Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Auburn Health Center
- Learn strategies on how you can quit, why you should quit, and what medications are available to you to help you quit.
- Here you will gain a strong support system to help keep you on track.
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
Cigarette smoke affects your body!
- Smoking causes the following cancer:
- Larynx (voice box)
- Bone marrow and blood
Smoking also affects:
- Autoimmune System: chrohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, type 2 diabetes
- Blood: increases blood pressure, changes blood chemistry, thickens blood vessels
- Bones: osteoporosis, bone loss
- Reproductive System: preferm birth, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, erectile dysfunction, orofacial clefts
- Lungs: pulmonary disease, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis
- Vision: macular degeneration, optic nerve damage, blindness
- Heart: plaque buildup in your arteries, aneurysms, coronary heart disease, heart attack, peripheral arterial disease, stroke
For more information contact us! Our team of healthcare professionals is here to help you make the right choices.
Contact one of our premier and affordable health centers in Auburn and Grass Valley to make an appointment or to learn more about how you can quit smoking today contact our MSN RN, Katie Bell at (530) 477-9532.
PASSIONATE PEOPLE. COMPASSIONATE CARE.
Chapa-De provides medical care, dental care, optometry, behavioral health, pharmacy services and much more.
Serving all American Indian, Low Income and Limited Income Community