Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, causing more than 440,000 deaths each year and resulting in an annual cost of more than $75 billion in direct medical costs (Source CDC). Many smokers realize the health problems associated with smoking and tobacco and would like to quit but have been unsuccessful. Studies show that people using help from their doctor's office are more successful in quitting tobacco use and preventing or lessening the resulting health problems.
The physicians of American Health Network recognize the problems smoking can cause and have been proactive in creating and offering Smoking Cessation Programs in many of their facilities. These facilities have respiratory therapists on staff to evaluate needs, educate patients, develop cessation plans and, working with AHN physicians, adjust prescriptions as necessary. More than 25% of patients entering these AHN programs have successfully quit smoking.
Benefits of American Health Network's Smoking Cessation Programs:
To learn more about our Smoking Cessation Programs contact your doctor or search for a local doctor to schedule an appointment today.