Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do for your health.
Smoking & Health
Smoking cigarettes harms nearly every organ of your body.
Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Smoking also increases risk for tuberculosis, certain eye diseases, and problems of the immune system, including rheumatoid arthritis.
Need Help to Quit Smoking?
There are tons of resources available for individuals looking to quit smoking.
- Mississippi Tobacco Quitline: This FREE resource provides online or over-the-phone coaching, information, and support available for anyone interested in quitting smoking. Call 1-800-784-8669 (1-800-QUIT-NOW) or get started online here.
- SmokeFree.gov: This free resource can walk you through the entire quitting journey from “I Want to Quit” to “Staying Quit.” Visit smokefree.gov today.
- Vaping Text Support: Free resources are at your fingertips to help stop vaping. Simply text VAPEFREEMS to 88709 to get started.
Singing River Smoking Cessation Program
If you need even more support to help quit smoking, talk to your provider about enrolling in Singing River’s Smoking Cessation program. Our specialists develop a plan that fits your needs and can even help you get access to medication to aid in your quitting.