Cooper Clayton Program – Floyd County
The Floyd County Tobacco Coalition has a goal of seeing an increase in the participants of the Cooper Clayton Smoking Cessation Program offered at Floyd Memorial Hospital during 2016.
A list of upcoming, free community Cooper Clayton class schedules can be found here.
Lung Cancer Screening Program
Floyd Memorial Hospital & Health Services is offering a comprehensive Lung Cancer Screening program. For more information on this life-saving screening, click here: Lung Cancer Screening at FMHHS. Some scholarships are available through the Floyd County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coalition.
The Indiana Quit Line
Indiana’s Cessation Program What is 1-800-Quit-Now?
The Indiana Tobacco Quitline is a free, private telephone cessation counseling service that helps Hoosiers quit tobacco. This phone-based one-on-one coaching offers tobacco users, who have decided to quit, help through the process to quit for life. The Indiana Tobacco Quitline is staffed with trained dedicated Quit Coaches®Quit Coach: A professional coach, teacher, or trainer who will offer support while you are learning to achieve a specific personal or professional result or goal. A trained Quit Coach® is assigned to work with you to provide solutions tailored for your needs. A Quit Coach® will guide you through the process of breaking your tobacco addiction.
They have helped hundreds of people quit using tobacco. A trained Quit Coach® is assigned to work with individuals to provide solutions tailored for each quitter’s needs. A Quit Coach® will guide quitters through the process of breaking their tobacco addiction.
The Quitline Can Help
When you are ready to quit, a Quit Coach® will assist in making a quit plan just for you. Each plan is different, but all quit plans will include counseling sessions and a quit kit. You may be encouraged by your Quit Coach® to contact your physician for cessation medications and you will be given information about community quit programs as well. Even if you are not ready to quit, the quitline staff will help you figure out what is needed to prepare you to successfully quit. Learn more about preparing to quit at BecomeAnEx.org
Web Coach® and Text2Quit® are a convenient, effective and confidential set of tools now offered as part of the Indiana Tobacco Quitline.
Quit Now Indiana offers two new services: Web Coach® and Text2Quit.® These user-friendly features are designed to give you the support needed throughout the quitting process. Web Coach® and Text2Quit® will empower you to take control of your tobacco addiction and successfully quit for life. Enroll at: http://www.equitnow.com/
Web Coach® is a private website designed to help you quit tobacco. Web Coach® works with your Quit Coach sessions and offers you e-tools, social support, and information about the quitting process. Web Coach® uses proven research techniques to help you develop a quit plan, manage smoking cravings, use the right medications, review your data, track progress and talk with your Quit Coach to prevent relapses. This new service will give you 24/7 access to elearning, strategies, tips and content to teach you how to stay quit for life. Web Coach® is designed to be simple and easy to use. All features and content are organized into five main areas: Home Page, Quitting Plan, Practices, Progress and Community. Web Coach® delivers tailored recommendations, activities and features based on your quit status and progress.
The content is always fresh, current and relevant. If you, by chance, fall off the wagon, you can return and re-engage at any time. Frequently Asked Questions
Text2Quit®, is a new service offer by Quit Now Indiana. This feature will actually send you personalized text messages, at the right time, to help you through the quitting process. Stay connected with your Quit Coach® and/or Web Coach®, manage smoking cravings, get the right medications, and prevent relapses; all from your mobile phone. Text2Quit® is clinically proven as an effective way to help smokers quit. You will get a series of text messages that are personalized to your Quit Plan. Over the course of a four month period, you will receive the right message before and after your quit date. You can review your data, track progress and talk with your Quit Coach all from your mobile phone.
At eQuitNow.com You Will Learn How to Quit For Life
Quitting is about more than just not smoking. When you join the Quit for Life program, your Web Coach® will help you become an expert in living without tobacco. When you enroll, you will team up with a Web Coach who will guide you via the web to understand the 4 Essential Practices to Quit For Life. These principles are based on 25 years of research and experience helping people quit tobacco.
1. Quit At Your Own Pace
2. Overcome Your Cravings to Smoke
3. Use the Right Medications for You, So They Really Work
4. Don’t Just Quit, Become a Non-Smoker
Quitline Services for Youth 13 and over
The Indiana Tobacco Quitline now serves young tobacco users with a phone counseling program specifically designed for youth, ages 13 to 17, who are ready to quit. Indiana teens will receive up to 5 calls from an experienced Quit Coach® trained to counsel and help youth quit tobacco. These proactive calls provide personalized counseling utilizing cognitive‐behavioral strategies Cognitive‐behavioral strategies: Psychologists believe people will change behaviors if they receive desired rewards. The strategy is to teach people, via motivational and cognitive steps, a new behavior model by helping them see and obtain the rewards of the new behavior.and motivational support specifically tailored to youths.
Ready to Quit?
If you are an Indiana teen and you are ready to quit tobacco, the Indiana Tobacco Quitline will help. You will work with a specialized youth Quit Coachs® who will schedule calls semi‐weekly to weekly. The program is designed to help you stop using tobacco as quickly as possible and permanently. Quitting may be hard, but you are not alone. The personalized counseling will help motivate you and you will be supported by a team of experts all working specifically to help you succeed. Your resources include age‐appropriate educational materials and additional phone help, with unlimited access, to a toll‐free support line which is available 24/7 to provide support and to prevent a relapse.
Summary of Program Features:
• Personalized counseling from highly skilled Youth Quit Coaches®
• Comprehensive self‐paced educational materials
• Quit plan development
• Anonymous, non‐judgmental support
• Support between scheduled calls via a toll‐free support line
• Health education and information
• Refusal and problem‐solving skills development
• Discussion of triggers, peer influences, environmental/household exposure to tobacco use, stressors
• Relapse prevention through planning and preparation
Chew and Spit
Spit tobacco (a.k.a. smokeless tobacco, dip, snuff, chew, and chewing tobacco) contains more than 3,000 ingredients that can cause serious health problems. Users can suffer from periodontal (gum) disease, cavities (tooth decay), leukoplakia (white patches and oral lesions which can lead to oral cancer), and are at greater risk for oral, throat, stomach and pancreatic cancer. A 2008 study from the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer concluded that smokeless tobacco users have an 80 percent higher risk of developing oral cancer and a 60 percent higher risk of developing pancreatic and esophageal cancer.
1 can of Skoal = 4 packs of cigarettes
1 Dip= 4 cigarettes
The nicotine content in a can of dip or snuff is approximately 144 milligrams, which is equal to about 80 cigarettes. With regular use of chew or spit, levels of nicotine accumulate in the body and you are exposed to the effects of nicotine 24 hours-a-day. Nicotine addiction is a serious physiological health issue that drives users to continue using, despite considerable risks (such as cancer), and makes spit tobacco a very difficult habit to quit. Tobacco manufacturers are increasingly marketing new smokeless tobacco products as a way to lure new tobacco users and entice smokers to switch to products. These new items, such as pouches, strips, sticks, tablets and lozenges, are not a safe alternative to smoking, despite how they may be perceived.
Quitting the use of tobacco (nicotine) can be harder than quitting use of heroin or cocaine. Are you addicted to chew or spit tobacco? The Indiana Quitline knows how difficult it is to quit. We are here to help, just call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669). We’ll tailor an approach to your specific needs.
For more information about the hazards of smokeless tobacco products and how to quit, visit these sites:
American Academy of Family Physicians
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Smokeless Tobacco
Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation – Smokeless Tobacco Fact Sheet
National Spit Tobacco Education Program
Through with Chew – Wyoming state program
When you are pregnant, the things you do affect your unborn child. Smoking – or even being around other people who smoke – exposes your baby to harmful chemicals that can have a lifelong impact. No matter how far along you are in your pregnancy, your baby will be healthier if you quit.
For your baby:
• Increases the amount of oxygen your baby will get
• Increases the chances your baby’s lungs will work well
• Lowers the risk that your baby will be born too early
• Increases your chances of having a normal-weight, healthy baby
• Increases the chances your baby will come home from the hospital with you
10-Call Protocol for Pregnant Women
A tailored quitline intervention for pregnant women includes up to 10 calls with relapse prevention sensitivity. The first 5-6 calls are completed within 60 to 90 days of enrollment, and one call is made 30 days prior to the woman’s planned due date. In addition, two postpartum contacts are made (15 days and 45 days postpartum, emphasizing the importance of remaining quit beyond delivery). The program takes a woman-centered approach, balancing the benefits of quitting for both the fetus and the woman, in addition to incorporating an element to enlist optimal support for the woman and to encourage smoking partners to quit as well.
Facts about Quitting During Pregnancy:
• Many pregnant women are tempted to cut down the number of cigarettes they smoke instead of quitting. Cutting down to less than 5 cigarettes a day can reduce risk, but quitting is the best thing you can do for you and your baby.
• It’s never too late to quit smoking during your pregnancy.
• After just one day of not smoking, your baby will get more oxygen. Each day that you don’t smoke, you are helping your baby grow.
• During the first few weeks after quitting, cravings and withdrawal symptoms may be strongest. You can reduce the length of each craving for a cigarette by distracting yourself (keep your hands, mouth, and mind busy).
• Withdrawal symptoms are often signs that your body is healing. They are normal, temporary, and will lessen in a couple of weeks.
• Weight gain during pregnancy is normal. If you are worried about gaining weight when you quit smoking, now is an ideal time to quit. The weight you gain is far less harmful than the risk you take by smoking.
Secondhand smoke kills 49,000 Americans every year and is responsible for 3,000 lung cancer deaths of U.S. non-smokers annually.
The latest Surgeon General’s Report on Tobacco Smoke says secondhand smoke is lethal for everyone. According to this report exposure to tobacco smoke causes immediate damage to your body and can trigger a deadly heart or asthma attack, or damage your DNA which can lead to cancer.
Secondhand Smoke Does Damage To Your Family
A recent study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology proved even 30 minutes of exposure to average levels of secondhand smoke is enough to injure blood vessels in young, healthy non-smokers. In addition, secondhand smoke hinders the body’s natural ability to repair the injured blood vessels. The chemicals in secondhand smoke have strong and persistent consequences on the body’s vascular system.
Consider These Facts
• Each year in the United States, an estimated 49,000 deaths are attributable to secondhand smoke breathed by nonsmokers, making it the third leading cause of preventable death.
• In Indiana alone secondhand smoke kills 1,100 Hoosiers every year and is responsible for over 900 low birth weight babies born each year.
• Infants and children who are exposed to secondhand smoke in their home have dramatically higher levels of respiratory tract infections and slower lung development.
• Many families and children remain at high risk for tobacco use and suffer disproportionately from tobacco-related illness and death.
• There is no safe level of smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke.