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Quitting Vaping and Smoking

Life's often like a nonstop race, especially with work and daily stresses. Sometimes, the pressure gets to be too much and people might turn to smoking, including vaping or traditional tobacco, to cope. But it's important to know, whether it's vaping or using cigarettes, smoking is harmful to our health.


What's the difference?
Vaping is when you inhale vapor from an electronic cigarette or device. This vapor usually has nicotine, which is addictive, and other chemicals. Traditional tobacco use is when you smoke cigarettes, cigars or pipes, which involves burning tobacco and inhaling the smoke.


Why is smoking bad?
Tobacco smoke has hundreds of harmful chemicals, many causing cancer. Smoking can also lead to heart disease, strokes and lung problems like COPD. Vaping might seem safer, but it still has health risks, especially for young people or those who've never smoked before.

Quitting smoking
Quitting smoking is tough but very important for your health. Even if you've tried to quit before and it didn't work out, it's never too late to try again.


How FEP can help
We want to help you quit smoking for good. With our Tobacco Cessation Incentive Program, you can get tools, tips and even free medicines to help you stop smoking. This includes help for quitting cigarettes, vape pens and even smokeless tobacco.


What you get:

  • Free medication: Whether it's pills or patches, you can get what you need to quit smoking without paying extra.
  • Help from experts: You can get advice and support to fight cravings and stick to your quit plan.
  • Support programs: Join Daily Habits to track your progress, set goals and even earn rewards as you work to quit smoking.


How to start:

  • Set a goal: Sign up for the "Quit Tobacco" goal with Daily Habits and answer some questions to get going.
  • Get a prescription: If you find it really hard to handle cravings, your doctor can prescribe medicine to help. You can pick these up for free from any pharmacy in our network.
  • Keep going: Use Daily Habits to keep track of triggers and learn how to stay tobacco-free.


The Benefits of Quitting: 

  • Just three days after quitting, all the nicotine leaves your body.
  • After a year, your heart disease risk is cut in half.
  • Over time, your risk for cancers and heart disease drops significantly, just like someone who's never smoked.


Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health. It's tough, but with the right help and support, you can do it. Remember, it's never too late to quit, and we're here to support you on your journey to a healthier life.



Published on: May 02, 2024