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Parent Organization:
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health

Louisiana Tobacco Control Program Partners
The Louisiana Tobacco Control Program and the following organizations form a collaborative union called the Louisiana Tobacco Cessation Consortium (LTCC).

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American Cancer Society

American Lung Association

Louisiana Office of Public Health

Louisiana Office of Public Health Maternal Child Health

Legacy for Health

National Cancer Institute


Louisiana State University Health Science Center

The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living

American Heart Association

The Louisiana State Medical Society

The Louisiana Office of Addictive Disorders

The Academy of Family Practitioners

The Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans

The Office of Mental Health

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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