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Beth Mengel, Author at Smoke Free St. Joe
8 Strategies to Make Quitting Easier

8 Strategies to Make Quitting Easier

Ready to break away from tobacco? Quitting smoking is tough. Nicotine is highly addictive. It reaches a smoker’s brain in 7-10 seconds, triggering a release of adrenaline. When the effects of nicotine wear off, it leaves the smoker agitated. This leads to lighting up...
Quitting Season is here!

Quitting Season is here!

The new year is here, and it’s a great time for fresh starts. If you’re a tobacco user, the best thing you can do this year is to make a quit plan. Smoking is still the number one cause of preventable death in Indiana. Making the decision to quit in 2019 can...
Smokefree air policies have broad support

Smokefree air policies have broad support

Smokefree air policies primarily affect the non-smoker. In St. Joseph County, 77% of residents are nonsmokers. That is more than 3 out of 4, and means smokefree air policies support the majority of people by a huge margin. Secondhand smoke significantly exposes...
Cessation September

Cessation September

September is a great time to quit smoking! Although it can be difficult to overcome nicotine addiction, Hoosiers do quit tobacco use every day. Today, there are more former smokers than current smokers. Surveys found nearly 70% of all cigarette smokers want to quit,...