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Health Promotion Methods for Smoking Prevention and Cessation

There are several health promotion methods that can be used in preventing tobacco use. One of the most effective methods is through education and awareness campaigns that focus on the harmful effects smoking has on health. Campaigns can be conducted over TV, radio, social media and printed material. Smoking cessation programs can also be helpful in providing support and resources for individuals who need help in quitting smoking tobacco. Its essential to engage healthcare providers in promoting smoking cessation and provide them with resources and training in supporting their patients in quitting smoking.

Tobacco facts

  • Smoking causes about 90% of all lung cancer deaths
  • Smoking causes 80% of all deaths from COPD
  • Cigarette smoking increases risk of death in all causes in men and women
  • Increased risk of heart disease
  • Higher risk of miscarriage during pregnancy
  • 5 million deaths each year globally from tobacco use

Tobacco addiction can be tough to work through, however it is doable with proper support and care. You can reach out to your health care provider for help with quitting smoking. There may also be some tobacco prevention resources in your local area.



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