Quitting may be difficult but it is not impossible. Talk with a member of your health care team to get help quitting.
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Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of death in the U.S.
Cigarette smoking is the most common form of nicotine addiction in the U.S.
Nicotine has effects like both caffeine ("upper") and alcohol ("downer").
Allina Health facilities and grounds are tobacco-free. You will not be able to smoke on hospital grounds during your hospital stay.
Each year, secondhand smoke causes about 41,000 deaths.
(Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
In one year of quitting smoking, your risk of heart disease is reduced by more than half. Quitting also reduces the risk of a second heart attack if you've already had one.
(Source: National Institutes of Health)