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Tobacco Counseling and Management

What you need to know about tobacco products

  • Tobacco kills more than 8 million people each year.
  • More than 30 chemicals in smokeless tobacco are linked to cancer. 
  • 8 out of 10 cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (or COPD) are caused by smoking.
  • 12 hours after you quit smoking, carbon monoxide levels in your blood return to normal. 
  • With 4 years of smoking cessation, risk of stroke returns to that of lifetime nonsmokers.


All tobacco products (including cigarettes, cigars, vapes, e-cigarettes, and dip or smokeless tobacco) contain nicotine, a highly addictive chemical compound. Regular use of any tobacco product can lead to nicotine dependency, as this compound changes the way the brain functions. Cravings resulting from nicotine dependency frequently cause people to keep using tobacco products, even when they want to stop. While nicotine is responsible for addiction, the thousands of dangerous chemicals found in tobacco products are what make them so deadly.

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If you are among the 34 million U.S. adults who regularly use tobacco products and want to quit, either for the first time or to make another attempt, know that you are not alone. While giving up tobacco can be difficult, studies show that those who seek intensive medical guidance are 84% more likely to successfully quit. Through a combination of counseling and medical support, your AVALA Care team can help you form a quitting plan that works best for you.


How can I prepare for my appointment? 

Plan ahead and be sure to give your doctor all the information that you can. It’s important that you take the time to paint a full picture, telling the whole story. Keep a daily record of your mood and response to any medication, reporting any trends to your doctor. Click here for more patient information.

About AVALA Care 

The AVALA Care team is here for patients of all ages. We treat patients from the age of 16 years old. While AVALA Care specializes in managing and preventing a variety of health conditions, patients who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant should consult a doctor who specializes in prenatal care for the duration of their pregnancy. Read more about AVALA.

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