Tobacco Cessation is a program within Northeast Delta HSA’s integrated healthcare model, which helps provide citizens with access to the behavioral and primary healthcare services they need. Through collaboration with providers throughout our region, we can address the complex healthcare needs that our citizens face.
Louisiana was ranked last in the 2015 America’s Health Rankings Annual Report. 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.*
*America’s Health Rankings Annual Report, United Health Foundation
Who do I call to get more information about the Northeast Delta Tobacco Cessation Program?
The Northeast Delta 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 Northeast Delta Tobacco Cessation Program?
This program is offered at the Northeast Delta Monroe behavioral health clinic. Clinic hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Call to schedule an appointment.
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
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, 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