It’s All About Tobacco . . . And Health. Nancy Geha, Ed.D. Tobacco Prevention Program Manager. The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust. AIDS 31,000. FIRE 4,000. CAR 25,000. HEROIN 2,400. TOBACCO 434,000. HOMICIDE 22,000.
It’s All About Tobacco . . . And Health
Nancy Geha, Ed.D.
Tobacco Prevention Program Manager
The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.Marcel Proust
TOBACCO TOTAL: 487,000
Others TOTAL: 233,700
Prevent initiation of the use of tobacco products among youth and youth cessation
Goal #2:Increase cessation of tobacco use among adults
NATIONAL QUITLINE1-800-QUIT-NOW 784-8669 www.coquitline.org
Goal #3:Reduce exposure of youth and adults to secondhand smoke
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Secondhand Smoke, Cessation, Youth Prevention
Model for Colorado health departments!
July 1, 2006
COLORADO IS THE 13TH STATE IN THE NATION TO BECOME SMOKE-FREE IN ALL INDOOR PUBLIC PLACES !!!
Increase outreach to disparately affected populations
It’s All About Quitting?
Blood pressure and pulse rate decrease
Carbon monoxide and oxygen levels in blood return to normal
The likelihood of a heart attack decreases
Nerve endings regenerate; sense of smell and taste are enhanced
Circulation improves and lung function increases
1 – 9 months
Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue and shortness of breath decrease
The likelihood of a heart attack is cut in half
Stroke risk is reduced to the same levels as a non-smoker
Risk of dying from lung cancer is about half that of a current smoker
Risk of coronary heart disease and death become roughly equivalent to those who have never smoked
Easy to relapse during this time
High potential for relapse if on other drugs (alcohol)