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The Northeast Delta HSA Tobacco Cessation Program

Louisiana was ranked last in the 2015 America's Health Rankings Annual Report edition. This benchmark report is the longest-running, comprehensive state-by-state study of our nation's health. The report ranks strengths and challenges and helps us understand how Louisiana compares in healthy behaviors, determinants and outcomes. The report revealed that 24% of people in Louisiana smoke compared with 18.1% nationally.*


According to the Louisiana Public Health Institute, almost one quarter of adults in Louisiana smoke, ranking the state 43rd in the nation in smoking prevalence. Tobacco use kills more people each year than alcohol, AIDS, car crashes, illegal drug use, murders and suicides combined. Yet it is the single most preventable cause of death in Louisiana and the United States. 11.8 million packs of cigarettes are purchased or smoked by children in Louisiana each year, according to Quit With Us, Louisiana. Almost 300,000 kids are exposed to secondhand smoke in the home.


*America's Health Rankings Annual Report, United Health Foundation



Who do I call to get more information about the NE Delta HSA Tobacco Cessation Program?

The NE Delta HSA Tobacco Cessation Program is a service available to our current behavioral health clients. Tobacco Cessation Program participants who are not current behavioral health clients will be given an initial assessment.


Where can I find the NE Delta HSA Tobacco Cessation Program

The program is offered at the NE Delta HSA Monroe Behavioral Health Clinic. Clinic hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Call to schedule an appointment:

NE Delta HSA Monroe Clinic
4800 South Grand St., Monroe, LA 71202

You may inquire about the Tobacco Cessation Program at any Northeast Delta HSA Clinic.


What can I expect during my Tobacco Cessation Clinic visit?

We will recommend a treatment plan that meets your needs, which could include a combination of:

  • Tobacco Cessation Counseling
  • Nicotine replacement therapy
  • Non-nicotine medication
  • Tobacco screening
  • Additional educational materials
  • Follow-up appointments


During your NE Delta HSA Appointment, You Will Be:

  • Asked about use of tobacco products
  • Provided with facts about tobacco products and their health effects
  • Given information about quitting tobacco use
  • Provided with strategies for quitting
  • Assessed for prior quitting attempts
  • Provided with a customized quit-plan
  • Provided with follow-up at each scheduled NE Delta HSA visit
  • Encouraged to quit today


Hard Facts About Smoking**

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in our country, killing 443,000 Americans and 6,500 Louisianans each year. But smoking doesn't just kill; it leads to long-term suffering.

  • For every person who dies from tobacco use, another 20 suffer from one or more serious smoking-related illnesses.
  • Tobacco smoke hurts anyone who breathes it, including family and friends and children.
  • In addition to the human cost, tobacco use takes a devastating toll on our nation's economic life - costing our economy almost $200 billion a year (nearly $96 billion in healthcare costs and an additional $97 billion in productivity losses).
  • Smoking causes an estimated 90% of all lung cancer deaths in men and 80% of all lung cancer deaths in women.
  • An estimated 90% of all deaths from chronic obstructive lung disease are caused by smoking.
  • Compared with non-smokers smoking is estimated to increase the risk of:
    • coronary heart disease by 2 to 4 times
    • stroke by 2 to 4 times
    • men developing lung cancer by 23 times
    • women developing lung cancer by 13 times
    • dying from chronic obstructive lung diseases by 12 to 13 times
  • Smoking causes lung cancer, as well as lung diseases such as emphysema, bronchitis, and chronic airway obstruction.


**Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention