The Benefits of Quitting

Research shows that 80% of smokers would like to quit. Student Health Services provides one-on-one visits with Nurse Practitioners who can assist you in cutting down and quitting smoking, chewing, or using other forms of tobacco, including e-cigarettes. The benefits of quitting tobacco include:

  • Increased energy throughout the day
  • Improved self-esteem
  • More money for other things
  • More oxygen to the body
  • Lower anxiety and stress levels
  • Increased ability to smell and taste
  • Whiter teeth
  • Fresher breath
  • Increased productivity
  • Healthy lungs, deeper breathing
  • Improved circulation in the body
  • Ability to exercise increases
  • Longer life
  • Improved quality of life!!!!!!!

Read about SRJC non-smoking policy. We can also assist you in making connections to the support services below:

California Smoker’s Helpline: Help to quit by phone, FREE phone counseling and quit kits provided. Special programs for teens, pregnant women and chewing tobacco from the California Department of Public Health.

  • English 1-800-NO BUTTS
  • Spanish 1-800-456-6386
  • Chewers 1-800-844-CHEW
  • TDD/TTY 1-800-933-4833

Sonoma County Department of Health Services: For information on tobacco cessation class referrals, tobacco education, or to report a violation of tobacco laws call 707-565-6680.

Northern California Center for Well-Being: 365 Tesconi Circle, Suite B, Santa Rosa.
Call 707-575-6043 to register for Smoking Cessation Classes
- Classes meet 8 times in 7 weeks.

Quit Smoking for the last time! ONE SESSION workshop:

  • Develop a quit plan
  • learn about use of medications
  • strategize to avoid relapse.

Cost: Sliding scale based on income. Some insurances may cover costs.

Nicotine Anonymous Support Group
  • Ongoing support groups for anyone who wants to quit tobacco or support to stay tobacco-free.
  • Speakers available for community groups on smoking cessation.
  • Monday nights in Petaluma from 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Church of Christ, 370 Sonoma Mountain Parkway.

Contact: Terry at 707-664-9335.


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