Quitting smoking can be one of the hardest things you will ever do, but it’s worth it.
- Tobacco Related Death Rate in 2016 of Perry County Residents 55.5% 55.5%
- Percent of Tobacco Related Deaths that were Heart Disease Related 39% 39%
- Percent of Tobacco Related Deaths that were Stroke Related 6% 6%
- Percent of Tobacco Related Deaths that were Pulmonary Disease Related 11% 11%
Don’t be a statistic – in 2016, tobacco associated chronic diseases contributed to the death of 201 residents of Perry County. This is 55.5% of the total deaths in 2016. Contributing conditions include:
Cancer Related Death: 44% of tobacco related deaths – 25% of all deaths
Heart Disease: 39% of tobacco related deaths – 22% of all deaths
Stroke: 6% of tobacco related deaths – 3% of all deaths
Pulmonary Disease (COPD, CLRD): 11% of tobacco related deaths – 6% of all deaths
If you are thinking about quitting or have already quit, the Perry County Health Department has three Tobacco Treatment Specialists who can help you be successful. Individual or group sessions are available and will help you develop a plan to quit that works for you. Call the Health Education Division to get started today at 740-342-5179.
What’s your reason to quit?
Improving overall health
Reducing the smell of smoke on clothes, hair, breath, car and home
Doing simple tasks without running out of breath
Having fewer facial wrinkles
Increasing life expectancy to be around longer for family and friends
Being in control over life
For more help you can also call the Ohio Tobacco Quit Line or log on to https://ohio.quitlogix.org/