Smoking Cessation

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Published on October 22, 2008

Author: stl_grrrl


Smoking Cessation : Smoking Cessation Erica DeHaven RN UMSL College of Nursing Objectives : Objectives Increased knowledge of the risks of smoking Increased understanding of the benefits of cessation Able to identify three online resources Risks of Smoking : Risks of Smoking Heart Disease Lung Disease Cataracts Gum Disease Cancers of the mouth, throat Heart attack Stroke Osteoporosis Peripheral Vascular Disease Liver and Esophageal cancer Infertility Leukemia And Many More!!! After you quit… : After you quit… 20 minutes later 8 hours later blood pressure decreases pulse rate drops body temperature of hands and feet increases carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normal oxygen level in blood increases to normal After you quit… : After you quit… 24 hours later 48 hours later chance of a heart attack decreases nerve endings start re-growing ability to smell and taste is enhanced After you quit… : After you quit… 2 weeks to 3 months later 9 months to 1 year later circulation improves walking becomes easier lung function increases coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue, shortness of breath decreases excess risk of coronary heart disease is decreased to half that of a smoker Reality Check… : Reality Check… A person your age, who continues to smoke, with your history, is over 1 ½ times more likely to die than a non-smoker. What better reason to quit?? How much money can you save? : How much money can you save? Online Resources : Online Resources American Lung Association American Heart Association Slide 10: Do you still want a smoke???? YOU CAN QUIT! : YOU CAN QUIT! There is help all around!

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