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Smoking Cessation Assistance

The health risks associated with smoking are well documented; smoking, however, remains a very difficult habit to quit. ConnectiFIT will offer a smoking cessation program to interested employees, to help them stop smoking and stay smoke-free. Possible program offerings could include employee support groups, educational sessions, motivational messages and reminders, and quitting tips and resources.


  • Smoking kills more people than alcohol, AIDS, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides combined -- and thousands more die from spit tobacco use.
  • Smokers lose an average of 13 to 14 years of life because of their smoking.
  • Whether citizens smoke or not, U.S. taxpayers pay $38 billion each year in federal taxes to treat people made sick by smoking. That translates into an extra $320 a year each family has to pay.


For additional information on smoking cessation, refer to the following websites:


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