Quitting tobacco is one of the best things you can do for your health. Tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of death in the United States. Tobacco use kills more than 480,000 Americans annually, including 86 people in Clatsop County. Approximately 41,000 Americans die every year from illnesses related to secondhand smoke.
Get help quitting tobacco
Quitting the tobacco habit and nicotine addiction can be tough, but you don't have to do it alone. Columbia Memorial Hospital offers individual and group tobacco cessation counseling in a nonjudgemental and supportive environment. People who try to quit smoking are two to three times more likely to succeed, if they use nicotine-replacement therapies and counseling.
Individual tobacco cessation counseling appointments are available Monday-Friday. Group tobacco cessation counseling is available through the Pharmacy Assisted Cessation Class (PACC). Pre-registration is required for PACC. Both types of counseling are billable to most insurances. Please contact CMH Community Outreach at 503-338-7564 for upcoming PACC dates and information about individual tobacco cessation counseling.
Tobacco cessation resources
If you or someone you know wants to quit tobacco use or you want more educational materials or resources about tobacco cessation, do not hesitate to contact the CMH certified tobacco treatment specialist and tobacco cessation coordinator at 503-325-4321 x5758.