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Tobacco Prevention

National Quit Hotline
800-Quit-Now (800-784-8669)

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Stay healthy by not using commercial tobacco products and be a positive role model for your loved ones, family, and community.

Benefits of Not Smoking

  • Money in your pocket from not buying commercial tobacco products
  • Positive role model for your loved ones
  • No exposure to secondary smoke
  • No tobacco breath

If you are currently using tobacco products, there are many benefits of quitting. If you are a smoker, quitting will reduce your chance of having:

  • Cancer of the lungs, throat, mouth, lips, gums, bladder and kidney
  • Heart disease, hardening of the arteries, and stroke
  • Emphysema and other lung diseases
  • Circulation problems.

If you have children, your quitting can lower their risk from second hand smoke of:

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) - (cot death)
  • Asthma
  • Ear infections
  • Allergies
  • Bronchitis and other lung problems.

Do you know about third hand tobacco smoke?

Third hand tobacco smoke remains in clothes, hair, and surroundings after a cigarette is extinguished. The chemicals in tobacco smoke are found in clothes, walls, ceilings, curtains and skin of smokers. When they touch another person or hug a child, those toxins are transferred to them.

Ready to Quit?

If you currently smoke and are ready to quit, please contact your local IHS or Tribal Clinic or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).