The fact that smoking can damage people’s health is well-documented. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), smoking is the most preventable cause of death in the United States. It is a major cause of emphysema, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer and heart disease and contributes to the severity of many other medical problems.
Smoking harms not only the smoker but also those in contact with second hand smoke such as those in the workplace. A smoke-free work place can improve the health of your employees.
Quitting smoking is the single most important step a smoker can take to improve the length and quality of his or her life. Medical costs are high, yet stopping smoking can be difficult and relapse rates are high.
Integrated Health 21’s Breathe Pennsylvania Smoke-Free for Life Program is a seven session tobacco cessation program, designed to motivate and prepare participants to quit. Smoke Free for Life uses a group approach to quitting, but focuses on the needs and lifestyle of each individual. The program can be offered onsite or facilitated through a webinar. Smoke-Free for Life program is based on Best Practices established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).