The Great American Smokeout: Tobacco Cessation Resources

The Great American Smokeout: Tobacco Cessation Resources

Nov 09 2021

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable disease, disability and death in the country.

There are many negative health effects from tobacco use. But it is hard to quit. It is best to take it one day at a time. The Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November is a good day to start. From stained teeth to serious sickness, tobacco will hurt your health.

Women’s health

Tobacco can:

  • Cause early menopause.
  • Lead to a serious condition known as ectopic pregnancy.
  • Damage fertility.
  • Worsen your period.
  • Increase your risk of cervical cancer.
  • Cause pregnant women to deliver too soon. Michigan Tobacco Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW) created a special program for you. Start building a plan today.

Anxiety and mental health

Users might find that anxiety and irritability increase. This can take a toll on their lives. Tobacco use is also expensive. Prices continue to rise. The cost alone can affect your wellbeing.

Sense of taste and smell

Tobacco can dull your taste buds. This can reduce the joy you get from food. It can also cause nose blindness. That means your sense of smell goes away. You should quit before you lose some of your senses.

Get help quitting

The Michigan Quitline is 800.975.8102 (TTY 711). It is free to call. It is open 24 hours per day. It also improves your chances of quitting. Phone counseling can vary from a single call to several calls. There’s also a text message option. Session topics can be anything. Topics might be your history with tobacco to setting a quit date.

If you are a Priority Health member, you have:

  1. Access to a care manager at no cost
  2. You may qualify for no-cost tobacco cessation coaching and nicotine replacement therapy through the Michigan Tobacco QuitLine – call toll-free 800.QUIT-NOW (784.8669), TTY 711, or visit Michigan.quitlogix.org.

Not a Priority Health member? Ask your health insurance plan provider for resources. You can also check out the Quitline Profile for Michigan.

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