HOUMA–All Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) clinics are celebrating the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 19 by scheduling appointments for the CIS Commit to Quit tobacco cessation program. This will be a week-long tobacco cessation event, and CIS’s theme this year is “Distance Yourself from Tobacco.”
Commit to Quit at CIS combines medical evaluations, medications (both prescription and nicotine replacement), and supportive counseling sessions (both individually and as a group). Some of these services may be available to Louisiana residents free of charge through benefits of the Louisiana Smoking Cessation Trust.
Smoking is the largest preventable risk factor of cardiovascular disease. Eliminating the use of tobacco dramatically reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and lung disease. CIS works with each patient individually on a personalized quit plan.
About the Great American Smokeout
For more than 40 years, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November. The Great American Smokeout is an opportunity for people who smoke to commit to healthy, smoke-free lives–not just for a day but year round. The Great American Smokeout event challenges people to stop smoking and helps people learn about the many tools they can use to help them quit and stay quit.