There’s simply no denying the dangers of smoking. There is a long list of diseases linked to smoking that include heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, cancer and emphysema. For that reason, Park Plaza Hospital and Medical Center, including the grounds and parking lots, will go tobacco free July 1, 2007.
The information below is from Smokefree.gov, a website created by the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute, with important contributions from other nationally recognized agencies and organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Cancer Society.
Smokefree.gov (http://www.smokfree.gov) provides accurate, up-to-date information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking. Their Guide to Quitting Smoking may be a helpful tool for all smokers interested in quitting.
Also, see Smokefree.gov's information below with helpful tips on how to overcome barriers to quitting cigarettes and other tobacco products as well as answers to many frequently asked questions.
Quitting Tobacco Fact Sheets
Being Around Other Smokers...Without Smoking
Driving or Riding in a Car...Without Smoking
Enjoying Meals...Without Smoking
Enjoying Coffee and Tea...Without Smoking
Facing Boredom...Without Smoking
Facing the Morning...Without Smoking
Handling Anxiety...Without Smoking
Handling Cravings...Without Smoking
Handling Depression...Without Smoking
Handling Irritability and Frustration...Without Smoking
Handling Stress...Without Smoking
Having a Drink...Without Smoking
Health Benefits: Short-term and Long-term
Questions & Answers
Cigar Smoking and Cancer
Cigarette Smoking and Cancer
Smokeless Tobacco and Cancer
The Truth About "Light" Cigarettes