St. Luke's Respiratory Therapy Department provides one-on-one consultation for tobacco cessation. The curriculum includes information on nicotine replacement (gum and patches), stress reduction training, cognitive restructuring, social support and relapse prevention counseling. For more information, call 314-542-4888.
- It is estimated that 419,000 Americans die every year from the effects of cigarette smoking.
- Twenty percent of all deaths in the United States each year are a result of smoking.
- Lung Cancer has surpassed breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer and deaths among women.
- Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of cancer and death in men.
The US Department of Health and Human Services outlines techniques in How to Quit Smoking. Read the article
The Center for Disease Control offers the How to Quit pamphlet in PDF format. Get it
Help is available from the Surgeon General. Get it
provides a listing of smoke free restaurants throughout the St. Louis area.