TIP #1
Admit to yourself that you are addicted to tobacco. Don't tell yourself that one smoke, or chew, won't matter... it will.

Quit Smoking Today Project!
ABOUT STOP Tobacco related statistics for Indiana residents are alarming:Indiana ranks 6th highest in smoking in USTobacco kill approximately 10,000 Hoosiers every year. 27 Hoosiers die every day from tobacco-related illnesses.Over 40% of 12th graders currently smoke.57% of infants born in Indiana went home to smoke-filled environments.Smoking costs every man, woman, and child in Indiana $548 per year for health-related costs.15.1% of pregnant women in St. Joseph County smoke cigarettes (Indiana ranks 12th highest in infant mortality).Program:

Residents notice an increased amount of advertisement and publicity to increase awareness regarding local tobacco activities and deceptive tobacco industry practices.

The program has four essential components: Building Strong Communities Based Partnerships, including Diverse Partnerships Protecting Hoosiers from Environment Tobacco Smoke Reduce Youth Initiation to Tobacco Promoting and Using Cessation Resources
ROI Calculator for Employers and Health Insurance Plans

The ROI Calculator. This is for health insurance plans and employers tool uses your data and default information to estimate the return on investment to coverage, promotion, and encouragement of smoking cessation. Depending on the amount of data you provide, results can be calculated in 212 minutes.

The ROI Calculator uses information about your population to estimate service delivery costs and future financial savings of the following interventions:

* A "5A's" program (Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, and Arrange)

* A "5A's" program with medication

* A "5A's" program with telephone counseling

* A "5A's" program with medication and telephone counseling

The model estimates the number of participants, new quitters, and program costs for a one-year program provided to smokers by the health insurance plan. ROI per participant and per member per month are estimated by comparing annual costs for each intervention with usual care. Productivity savings per participant provide employers, benefit managers, and payors with important insights into the work-place benefits of clinical smoking cessation.

Click HERE to go to the ROI Calculator page.

Adolescents Face Challenges Quitting Smoking

Only a small percentage of high-school students who want to stop smoking are successful in achieving abstinence, Reuters reported May ...

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