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TEGH SMOKE FREE POLICY

Michael Garron Hospital, in its commitment to providing a safe and healthy environment, has implemented a smoke free policy. The purpose of the Policy is to ensure that those who work, visit or receive services at TEGH do not experience the many detrimental health consequences associated with second-hand smoke.

Quitting Smoking

"Quitting smoking is easy. I've done it a thousand times." 

- Mark Twain

Welcome

Use the tabs above to find resources to help you quit smoking. Each tab introduces a range of resources from print to electronic but is not intended to be exhaustive. Please contact Gurvinder Batra if you have comments, questions or suggestions.

Quitting Smoking Timeline

Be Tobacco Free

I Quit

Why Quit?

  • Tobacco use causes cancer, heart disease, and lung diseases such as emphysema, bronchitis and chronic airway obstruction.
  • Cigarette smoking is responsible for about one in five deaths in the U.S. (more than 440,000 deaths per year).
  • An estimated 49,000 deaths and more than $10 billion in health care expenditures in the U.S. each year are the result of secondhand smoke exposure.
  • In the United States, cigarette smoking costs more than $193 billion annually.
  • On average, smokers die 10 years earlier than nonsmokers.
  • Smoking during pregnancy causes pregnancy complications, premature births, low birth weight infants, stillbirth and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS.)

 

Smoking and Tobacco Use Fast Facts.  (2013, June 5.)  Retrieved December 19, 2013 from http://cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fast_facts/