When you smoke, it's just like they're smoking.
Whether it's cigarettes, chewing tobacco, smokeless cigarettes, nicorette gum or another form of nicotine use, tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death and disease in the United States.
In addition to the thousands of lives lost annually from tobacco-related disease and illness, tobacco use costs the U.S. billions of dollars in direct medical expenses and lost productivity.
Tobacco causes cancer, heart attacks, stroke and breathing problems. Among the many health risks, you may be driven by a personal cause to stop using tobacco. We are excited to provide you information on tobacco cessation and eager to partner with you to reduce the risk of suffering from tobacco-related diseases and illnesses.
Ready to Quit
Cox Medical Center Branson wants to help you live a tobacco-free lifestyle. Tobacco cessation classes are provided through our wellness department and are led by Mayo Clinic Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist Jim Brawner. The seven week course meets Mondays, 6-7 p.m. or Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m.
Cost is $80 including materials and nicotine replacement therapy. Scholarships are available. Space is limited and registration is required. To register for the program, call 417/335-7333, option 1.
Feel free to share this information with a family member, friend or co-worker. A link to a flyer with program information is available on the left to print and share.
Share your Story
Maybe you've just begun the journey of quiting nicotine, you're a former tobacco user, or your life has been impacted by someone else's tobacco use. By sharing your story, you may help encourage someone else to take the necessary steps toward living a tobacco-free lifestyle. Email or call our community educator.
Sign up to Volunteer
We can't do it alone. If you'd like to volunteer to help us educate our community members and businesses about tobacco cessation options and resources available please email or call our community educator.
In the left-hand menu is a list of resources, education, and links to local agencies.
Spread the Word
Feel free to use any of the materials provided on the left to help spread the word of tobacco cessation.
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