Tobacco Prevention and Cessation

The Clark County Health Department wants to you help kick the habit!

Sign up for Freedom From Smoking

The American Lung Association's Freedom from Smoking program gives you options, resources, and support to quit for good!  Freedom from Smoking is the premier smoking cessation program from the American Lung Association.  It helps you develop a plan of action that leads to your quit day.  You will also receive the support you need to remain smokefree for life.

                     What You'll Learn

  • How to know if you're really ready to quit
  • Medications that an increase your success
  • Lifestyle changes to make quitting easier
  • How to prepare for your quit day
  • Coping strategies for managing stress and avoiding weight gain
  • Developing a new self-image
  • How to stay smokefree for good


The Rewards of Becoming a Nonsmoker are GREAT........

After 20 minutes:

  • Blood pressure drops.
  • Pulse rate drops.
  • Temperature of hand and feet increase to normal

After 24 hours:

  • Ability to smell and taste is enhanced.
  • Chance of heart attack decreases.

After 1 year:

  • Risk of heart disease is cut in half.

After 5 years:

  • Risk of dying from lung cancer is half that of a person who continues to smoke.