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Community Partnerships

Community Partnerships are imperative to reaching out into the community and providing resources at the local level.

Goals:

  • To prevent initiation of tobacco among young people
  • Eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Promote cessation among adults and young people who use tobacco
  • Identify and eliminate disparities-related tobacco use and its effects among different population groups.

Our Community Partners are a vital link to a healthier Louisiana.

Smoking Facts
You can reap the benefits of quitting smoking in as little as 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes

Blood pressure and pulse rate improve to healthier levels.

After 8 hours

Carbon monoxide and oxygen levels in blood return to normal.

After 1 day

Your chance of a heart attack decreases.

After 2 days

Nerve endings regenerate; sense of smell and taste are enhanced.

After 2 weeks

Circulation improves and lung function increases.

After 1-9 months

Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue and shortness of breath decrease.

After 1 year

Chance of heart attack is cut in half.

After 5 years

Stroke risk is reduced to the same levels as a non-smoker.

After 10 years

Risk of dying from lung cancer is about half that of a current smoker.

After 15 years

Risk of coronary heart disease and death is about the same as it is for those who have never smoked.


 

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