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Smoking Cessation

Are you a smoker?

Have a Health Related Question?

Send a confidential message to our professional healthcare staff.  We will look into your question and reply with an answer.

If this is an Emergency, please

DIAL:  911

Smoking harms almost every tissue and organ in the body. Smoking increases risks of heart attack and stroke. Smoking is the number one preventable cause of death in the US. RVHDC encourages you to quit smoking and has staff and resources available to help you be a quitter.


Smokers have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Smoking causes: 

  • Decreases in good cholesterol

  • Increases in blood pressure

  • Increases likelihood of blood clots

  • Difficulty to exercise


How can I quit?

Set a quit date

Choose a method

Cold Turkey

Reduce the number of cigarettes smoked

Smoke only part of each cigarette

Decide if you need medications to help you quit

Talk to the educators or your provider at RVHDC

  • Plan for your Quit Day

  • Stop smoking on your quit day

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