Organizations Helping Smokers and Tobacco Users Quit

 
The Quit with NancyTM Tobacco Cessation Program© Reaching Everyone!




When your organization helps clients, teens and the under-served quit smoking and chewing, everyone benefits!


Medicaid, Mental Health, and Drug Alcohol Dependencies


  • 32.6% of Medicaid recipients in the US smoke vs. 19.8% in the overall adult population.
  • 10 to 20% of all state Medicaid program costs, totaling more than 30 billion a year, are spent on smoking related illnesses and diseases.>
  • 42% of all cigarettes smoked in the US are consumed by individuals with a current mental illness.
  • Among those who seek treatment for drug and alcohol problems, 80% smoke.


Rural
  • The tobacco industry targets rural populations through advertisement and sponsorship of rural events such as rodeos and sports activities.
  • Combined with lower access to disease prevention services and health care, this makes rural populations extremely vulnerable to tobacco related diseases.



Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered


  • The GLBT estimated rate of smoking is twice that of heterosexuals in similar geographic and socioeconomic circumstances.
  • Smoking rates among GLBT youth are estimated to be considerably higher (38% to 59%) than rates among heterosexual youth (28% to 35%)







Department of Corrections, Drug Courts and Juvenile Detention Centers

  • Tobacco is integrally bound up in the prison culture. Although tobacco is banned in many correctional facilities, prisoners report that tobacco serves as currency in exchange for goods, paying debts, and gambling.
  • From our experience teaching tobacco education in juvenile detention centers, most teens report a daily use of tobacco products outside of incarceration.

Children and teen smokers are more likely use drugs, drink, and have behavioral problems. The Quit with NancyTM Tobacco Cessation Program©   helps schools, correction facilities, churches and other organizations work with their youth and teen smokers to stop smoking and stop tobacco before its too late.


  • Teens who smoke are more likely to try much stronger drugs, including marijuana, cocaine and heavy alcohol drinking.
  • 95% of high school seniors who smoke have tried illicit drugs-only 27% of non-smokers tried illicit drugs.
  • Children of smokers are more likely to have behavior problems such as conduct disorder, attention deficit disorder and oppositional defiant order.


 

American Indian and Alaskan Native
 
  • American Indian/Alaskan Native adults have the highest tobacco use rates of all major racial/ethnic groups in America
  • In 2007, smoking among American Indian/Alaskan Natives was 36.4 percent compared to 19.8% in the overall adult population
 
 
 
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