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6 More Reasons to Quit

1) For Your Lungs

Quitting smoking allows your lungs to repair themselves. You no longer have to live with coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. And, quitting significantly reduces your risk of cancer and your risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) a leading cause of death in the United States.

2) For Your Heart

Quitting gives your heart a break. When you quit smoking your heart rate and blood pressure begin to return to normal. Nicotine makes them abnormally high. And, quitting smoking significantly reduces the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.

3) For Your Taste Buds

Your sense of taste and smell improves once you stop smoking, so you can enjoy your meal that much more, and you may be able to stop and smell the roses a little better.

4) For Your Pocketbook.

The money spent on tobacco products can be significant. Quitting frees that money up for other, probably more enjoyable, uses.

5) For a Longer Life.

Choosing a tobacco-free life even has the potential to help you live longer than you would have if you had continued smoking. Quitting can lower your risk of dying prematurely from smoking-related diseases by up to 90 percent, depending on the age when you quit.

6) For Your Family

People around you can develop health problems from breathing in your tobacco smoke. Those problems include lung cancer, nasal sinus cancer, respiratory tract infections and heart disease. Children, pregnant women, older people and people with heart or breathing problems are particularly vulnerable.

Tobacco Quiz

Tobacco Quiz

1) What are the immediate benefits of quitting?








ALL OF THE ABOVE

Going smoke free brings many health benefits, many of which come quickly. In fact, some are experienced within minutes to hours after quitting. For example:

  • Your blood pressure lowers about 20 minutes after you quit.
  • Within a few hours your heart rate starts to return to normal.
  • After 12 hours the carbon monoxide levels in your blood drop back to normal.
  • After about two weeks your lungs are functioning better and you have better circulation.
  • Chronic cough and shortness of breath decrease within a few weeks.
  • Even your risk of heart disease starts to drop within 2 weeks to 3 months after quitting.

2) What are the long-term benefits of quitting?






ALL OF THE ABOVE

Around 5 to 15 years after quitting, your risk of stroke decreases to that of a non-smoker. At around the 10-year mark, your risk of lung cancer is half that of someone who continued to smoke. Your risk of some other cancers also decreases with each year of being smoke free.

3) Quitting tobacco can help you live longer.



TRUE

On average former smokers live longer than people who continue smoking. It makes sense, especially considering the diseases and disorders for which smoking puts you at risk.

4) There is nothing wrong with having the occasional cigarette.



FALSE

According to a recent report from the Surgeon General’s office, even the occasional cigarette can cause damage that leads to disease, including cancer. Secondhand smoke can also cause damage with each exposure.

5) What is the most common form of chemical dependence in the United States, according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine?





NICOTINE

Scientists have found that smoking can be as addictive as cocaine and heroin.

6) What percentage of people in America who previously smoked have quit?






50 PERCENT

About 48 million, or half of the Americans who used to smoke, have quit.

7) The amount of money that you can save per year by quitting is around:






1,800 DOLLARS

The average price for a pack of cigarettes is currently around 5 dollars and 30 cents. As prices go up each year, it is estimated that you could save around 26,000 dollars after 10 years of smoke-free living.

To get your personalized estimate on how much money you can save, use the future savings calculator from SmokeFree.gov.

8) What’s the biggest step, according to the National Cancer Institute, that Americans can take to reduce the burden of cancer on our country?





AVOID TOBACCO USE

More people in the United States die of lung cancer than any other cancer. Lung cancer is just one type of cancer for which smoking puts you at risk. Smokers and non-smokers alike should avoid situations where they encounter secondhand smoke.

9) The longer a person smokes cigarettes, the more damage they do.



TRUE

According the Surgeon General’s office, the longer you smoke the more damage is done to the body.

10) What action can smokers take to prepare them to quit?






ALL OF THE ABOVE

It begins with the decision to go smoke free. Then it is just a matter of staying the course, as hours and days turn into months then years of being smoke free and healthy.

RESULTS

If you got 1-3 questions correct, all your quiz efforts went up in smoke.

You may want to check out some of our resources to read up some more on tobacco cessation.

If you got 4-7 questions correct, you're not all smoke and mirrors.

You do have more to learn, though. Check out some of the tobacco cessation resources to fill in your gaps.

If you got 8-10 questions correct, you are so NOT smokin' (and that's a good thing in this case).

Keep your environment smoke-free and help others with their efforts.

Tobacco Cessation FAQ

How does this website work?

Find your agency on the drop-down box on this page. When you click on your agency, you will be taken to an online form to enroll in a tobacco cessation program. After you complete the form, you will receive a phone call from our interviewers to schedule an interview/assessment.

If you cannot find your agency in the drop-down box, you should click on the “Office of Personnel Management” tobacco cessation link, which will take you to a site that explains other cessation program options that are covered by health insurance plans for Federal employees.

How do tobacco cessation programs work?

They combine nicotine replacement therapy (patches, lozenges, or gum) with one-on-one support through counselors or a telephone quitline.

How long do programs last?

Programs operated by FOH start with at least a four-week supply of patches, lozenges, or gum, plus access to counselors or a quitline. Our interviewers will follow up to check on your progress. You may be asked to complete an online survey 6 months after your quit date. Other programs covered by Federal health insurance plans may vary somewhat.

Is the process confidential?

Yes. Your tobacco cessation efforts are protected under the Federal Privacy Act.

Is there a penalty if I try a cessation program and fail to quit?

No. It’s understood that it’s not easy to stop using tobacco, and that it may actually take several attempts. Your agency will decide how many attempts at cessation you will be allowed per year.

How does the one-on-one support work?

Depending upon the program you use, you will have access to either personal counseling or a telephone quitline.


Tobacco Cessation Sign-Up Form


LogoWelcome to the Tobacco Cessation Program brought to you by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in partnership with Federal Occupational Health (FOH). To get started on the quitting process, just complete and submit this simple form. If an interviewer does not call you within 1 week of submitting your form, please call Kerri Gabner at (404) 562-7950 ext 167 or send an email.


Thank you for filling out the tobacco cessation form. You will be contacted within 1 week.

If an interviewer does not call you within 1 week of submitting your form, please call Kerri Gabner at (404) 562-7950 ext 167.

Read below to learn more about how the tobacco cessation program works at your agency.

 

Here’s how the program works:

1) Interview

Once you have completed the Tobacco Cessation Sign-Up Form, an FOH representative will contact you for an initial interview, which will take about 30 minutes and will focus on the details of your tobacco history. The FOH representative will assist you in deciding the nicotine replacement product (NRT) that is best for you. If an interviewer does not call you within 1 week of submitting your form, please call Kerri Gabner at (404) 562-7950 ext 167.

2) Quit Plan

The main purpose of the initial interview is to help you formulate a quit plan. To assist you with this plan, the FOH representative will provide you with an “FOH Tobacco Cessation Quit Plan Form,” which you will be asked to complete during your interview. Expect to make changes to your plan during your quit effort. For example, you may identify difficult situations that were not covered adequately when you first wrote the plan. Nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges help control withdrawal symptoms; having a written plan will also help your quit effort.

3) NRT Products

Once your interview has been completed, FOH will mail the NRT to you. You will receive one of the following NRT products: nicotine skin patches, nicotine gum, or lozenges depending on the product selected with your quit plan. In addition, you will be sent a handbook covering specific topics such as how to break habits and routines, what to do if there is another smoker in your household, etc.

4) Your Responsibilities Related to NRT

USACE provides an initial four-week supply of NRT. Depending on the product, the usual time to use patches, gum, or lozenges is 8 to12 weeks. Once you start your quit effort, you will no longer be purchasing cigarettes. We encourage you to save your cigarette money during the period that your employer is paying for your NRT so that you can purchase the additional NRT that you will need. Follow the directions that come with the product and use it for the full 8 to12 weeks.

5) Follow Up

Six months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts.

Questions? Contact Us

FOH, a division of the U.S. Public Health Service, is working in partnership with USACE to provide this valuable service. If you have any questions, please contact Kerri Gabner at (404) 562-7950 ext 167 or send email to the FOH tobacco cessation program.

US Army Corp of Engineers Los Angeles (USACE)

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USACE

four-week supply of NRT. 

136386

Six months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts.

US Army Corp of Engineers Sacramento (USACE)

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USACE

four-week supply of NRT. 

129844

Six months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts.

Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (USDA — APHIS)

logo: Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service.

USDA - APHIS

four-week supply of NRT. 

128136

Six months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts.

U.S. Army Research Office (ARO)

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ARO

four-week supply of NRT.

125904

Within 2 weeks of your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessation efforts and answer any questions. Six months after your quit date you will be emailed an online follow up survey. Please complete this survey within 2 weeks of receipt.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP)

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BEP

two-week supply of NRT and additional two-week supply may be requested. 

130411

Six months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts.

Court Services and Offenders Supervision Agency (CSOSA)

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CSOSA

four-week supply of NRT. 

174748

Six months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts.

D.C. Pretrial Services Agency (DCPSA)

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DCPSA

four-week supply of NRT. 

135465

Six months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts.

Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)

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DCMA

four-week supply of NRT. 

139551

Six months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts.

Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

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DISA

four-week supply of NRT. 

162160

Within 2 weeks of your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessation efforts and answer any questions. Six months after your quit date you will be emailed an online follow up survey. Please complete this survey within 2 weeks of receipt.

Department of Commerce (DOC)

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DOC

four-week supply of NRT. 

132043

Six months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts.

Department of Labor (DOL)

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DOL

four-week supply of NRT. 

119714

Within 2 weeks of your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessation efforts and answer any questions. Six months after your quit date you will be emailed an online follow up survey. Please complete this survey within 2 weeks of receipt.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — Headquarters

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EPA

four-week supply of NRT. 

136385

Three months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts. FOH will follow up again at six and twelve months after your quit date. EPA will provide a gift card to participants who have been successful in their quit efforts for 3 months, 6 months, and 12-months.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — Research Triangle Park

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EPA - RTP

four-week supply of NRT. 

153224

Three months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts. FOH will follow up again at six and twelve months after your quit date. EPA will provide a gift card to participants who have been successful in their quit efforts for 3 months, 6 months and 12-months.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — Las Vegas

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EPA - LV

four-week supply of NRT. 

152103

Two weeks after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts. FOH will follow up again at six months after your quit date with an email request for you to complete the on-line survey. Please complete the follow-up survey within 2 weeks of receipt.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

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FCC

four-week supply of NRT. 

143951

Within 2 weeks of your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessation efforts and answer any questions. Six months after your quit date you will be emailed an online follow up survey. Please complete this survey within 2 weeks of receipt.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

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HRSA

12 week supply of NRT which will be delivered to your home in 4 week increments. 

123468

Within 2 weeks of your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessation efforts and answer any questions. Six months after your quit date you will be emailed an online follow up survey. Please complete this survey within 2 weeks of receipt.

Health and Human Services — FedStrive (HHS)

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HHS

twelve-week supply of NRT. NRT will be sent in 3 separate 4 week shipments. At 3 weeks, a follow-up will determine continuation with the same product.  

147794

Six months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts.

Indian Health Services (IHS)

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IHS

six-week supply of NRT. 

128484

Six months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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IRS

eight-week supply of NRT. NRT will be sent in 2 separate, 4 week shipments. At 3 weeks, a follow-up will determine continuation with the same product. 

116898

Six months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts.

NASA Glenn Research Center

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DOT

twelve-week supply of NRT. 

180395

Six months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts. A brief course evaluation survey will be conducted by an FOH representative for obtaining statistics on success of the smoking cessation program.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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NIH

eight-week supply of NRT. NRT will be sent in 2 separate, 4 week shipments. At 3 weeks, a follow-up will determine continuation with the same product.  

119766

Six months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts.

Program Support Center — AOS/OD

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PSC - AOS/OD

8 week supply of NRT which will be delivered to your home in 2 - 4 week increments. A follow up call will be placed to the client prior to additional shipments to determine how their quit efforts are going and to determine the supplemental supply of NRT required. 

152228

Within 2 weeks of your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your smoking cessation efforts and answer any questions. Six months after your quit date you will be emailed an online follow up survey. Please complete this survey within 2 weeks of receipt.

PSC — Financial Management Service

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PSC - FMS

four-week supply of NRT. A follow up call will be placed to the client prior to additional shipments to determine how their quit efforts are going and to determine the supplemental supply of NRT required. 

144755

Six months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts.

US District Courts — North Carolina Middle District (USDC/NCMD)

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USDC/NCMD

eight-week supply of NRT. 

147836

Six months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts.

US District Courts — Atlanta

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US District Courts -Atlanta

four-week supply of NRT and will also pay for a supplemental 2 week or 4 week supply as needed. 

138515

Six months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts.

US Mint — West Point

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US Mint

four-week supply of NRT. 

129840

Six months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts.

US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

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USDA

four-week supply of NRT. 

151140

Six months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Management Services

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CMS

6 week supply of NRT. The first 4 week supply of NRT will be delivered to your home. The interviewer will follow up with you within 2 weeks. If it is determined that you wish to continue on the program, the second, 2 week supply shipment will be sent to your home. 

123261

Within 2 weeks of your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessation efforts and answer any questions. Six months after your quit date you will be emailed an online follow up survey. Please complete this survey within 2 weeks of receipt.

US Environmental Protection Agency — NEIC

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US EPA — NEIC

four-week supply of NRT. 

171996

Three months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts. FOH will follow up again at six and twelve months after your quit date.

US Environmental Protection Agency Region 2

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US EPA — Region 2

eight-week supply of NRT. NRT will be sent in two separate 4-week shipments. At 3 weeks, a follow up call will determine continuation with the same product.  

168161

Three months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts. FOH will follow up again at six and twelve months after your quit date. EPA will provide a gift card to participants who have been successful in their quit efforts for 3 months, 6 months, and 12-months.

US Environmental Protection Agency Region 8

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US EPA — Region 8

four-week supply of NRT. NRT will be shipped directly to the client’s home address. 

170325

Three months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts. FOH will follow up again at six and twelve months after your quit date. EPA will provide a gift card to participants who have been successful in their quit efforts for 3 months, 6 months, and 12-months.

DHS Plum Island Animal Disease Center

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PIADC

four-week supply of NRT.

144457

Six months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your smoking cessations efforts.

U.S. Department of Transportation

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DOT

four-week supply of NRT. Speak to your COTR about the fees applicable for the patch, gum, or lozenges. Participants wanting to continue with a subsequent 4 week supply through this program are eligible to request and order this through their COTR.  

138179

Six months after your quit date, FOH will follow up to see how you are doing with your tobacco cessations efforts. A brief course evaluation survey will be conducted by an FOH representative for obtaining statistics on success of the smoking cessation program.