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Smoking Cessation Programs and Links

Cigarette smoking increases blood pressure and the tendency to get blood clots. It also decreases HDL, or the "good cholesterol," and it decreases exercise tolerance. Smoking is so common and such a significant risk factor for heart disease that the Surgeon General has referred to it as, "the most important of the known modifiable risk factors for coronary heart disease in the United States." And when it comes to smoking related health problems, heart disease is only one of many.

The good news is that when you stop smoking--no matter how long or how much you've smoked--your risk of heart disease and stroke starts to drop.

Muskegon County Health Department 
(231) 724-6350.

State of Michigan
Michigan Quit Line 1-800-780-7848
Web site link to numerous state cessation programs  

Work Life Services – Muskegon Community College employee assistance program offers one on one counseling for smoking cessation. This service is available to MCC employees.

The following resources are available to help you quit smoking:

Smoking Cessation Classes at MCC

American Cancer Society
1-800-227-2345
www.cancer.org

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
(202) 638-5577
www.acog.org

American Heart Association

1-800-242-1793
www.amhrt.org

American Lung Association of Michigan

1-800-586-4872
www.lungusa.org

Michigan Department of Community Health

1-800-537-5666
www.michigan.gov/mdch

Muskegon County Health Department

(231) 724-1263
www.muskegonhealth.net

National Cancer Institute

1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
www.cancer.gov
www.nci.nih.gov

National Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention (LCAT)

www.nlcatp.org

National Women's Health Information Center

1-800-994-WOMAN (1-800-994-9662)
www.4woman.gov/QuitSmoking/howtoquit.cfm

Nicotine Anonymous

1-877-TRY-NICA (1-877-879-6422)
www.nicotine-anonymous.org

Office on Smoking and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

770-448-5705
www.cdc.gov/tobacco

Quit The NIC Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network

1-800-811-1764
www.bcbsm.com

Smokefree.gov

(Online materials, including info on state quitlines)
www.smokefree.gov


Smoke-Free Families (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

www.smokefreefamilies.org