Who: The CDC stands for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Actually, they are the leader within the US for health education and promotion.
What: They have quit smoking resources. Many of their resources are from the government. In fact, you will find over fifteen quit-smoking resources. In addition, free downloads to other materials are available.
Where: The CDC offers web-based resources.
Why: Because quit smoking is a winnable battle.
Comments: The CDC lists the American Heart Association.
To help, here is information from The American Heart Association FAQ which offers the following:
Is it safe for me to use smokeless tobacco products to help me quit smoking?
No tobacco product is safe. Smokeless tobacco should not be used for smoking cessation because long-term use moderately increases the risk of a fatal heart attack, fatal stroke and certain cancers. It is also addictive – smokeless tobacco users often experience the same withdrawal symptoms as individuals who stop smoking cigarettes.
Funding for comprehensive tobacco control and prevention programs in many states remains inadequate. The American Heart Association strongly advocates increased funding for effective and accessible tobacco cessation programs. Approximately one-third of tobacco users will die prematurely because of their dependence on tobacco unless treatment efforts are increased. Read more about what AHA is doing: Reducing the Burden of Tobacco: Establishing Sustainable Funding for Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Programs.
Again, we hope that you and your loved one will find what you need to quit smoking. Equally important, if you do not find what you need, please let us know how we can help.Visit CDC Quit Smoking Resources