Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) is working to include vaping devices under its county-wide enforcement of Washington state’s Smoking in Public Places (SIPP) law.
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Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) is proud to promote free nicotine replacement therapy
It’s that time of year again – when many people are contemplating making changes as they ring in the new year with hopeful plans for what 2017 will bring.
‘I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.’ Used in many medical schools today, many providers subscribe to this core tenet of practicing medicine. And the commonly-acknowledged, low hanging fruit in terms of prevention? Quitting smoking.
It is an indisputable fact, smoking causes an enormous burden on public health. But while policy measures are being applied more widely to control tobacco use, inadequate attention is given to what health care professionals can do in their routine work with patients.
For those who smoke tobacco, quitting usually ranks high on the New Year’s resolution list. In fact, XX% of those who smoke in Spokane County stated in a recent survey that they wish to quit. What better time for the local medical community to recommit to supporting patients’ successes in quitting?
As a provider, you likely already know that when it comes to your patients quitting tobacco, it is not an easy fight. But it is a winnable battle and it is the best change a person can make to improve their health. In some cases, it takes seven to 10 quit attempts before a patient quits for good.