Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation

Did you know that smoking kills >400,000 Americans per year and it is the #1 cause of preventable deaths in the US. Another concerning fact is that secondhand smoking is the #3 cause of preventable deaths. Sadly, 1/3 of all smokers die prematurely.

Cost of Smoking:

  • The average US retail price of cigarettes is $6.43 per pack.
  • If someone smokes 1 pack a day:
    • ~$47 per week
    • ~$188 per month
    • ~$2,400 per year
    • ~$24,440 for 10 years

So why not just quit?

  • Nicotine is one of the most addictive substances known to man! It is not easy to quit and there are tools available to help you become successful!
  • Nicotine replacement therapy helps reduce physical withdrawal from nicotine making it easier to successfully quit!

Benefits of Quitting:

  • You can increase your life expectancy up to 10 years, decrease excessive risk of chronic heart disease, and reduce your chances of oral and lung cancers if you stop smoking!
  • There are so many short-term benefits as well!
    • After 20 mins of not smoking your blood pressure returns to normal!
    • After 24hrs your risk for heart attack decreases!
    • After 48hrs nicotine leaves your body and your taste buds improve!
    • After 72hrs breathing becomes easier!
    • After 2-12 weeks your circulation improves!

To learn more about the benefits of quitting click here!

We will help you get set up with Virginia Quit Now. You can call 1-800 QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669 or sign up on their website here!  Or if you call us we will get everything set up for you!

Virginia Quit Now Services:

  • Free and confidential counseling provided to all Virginia residents ages 13 and over!
  • Available 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • Trained Quit Coaches
  • Services by phone, text, chat, and group sessions
  • Access to personalized dashboard
  • Tailored services for pregnant and postpartum people, those with behavioral health conditions and young adults.
  • TTY service available for the hearing impaired
  • Counseling available in English and Spanish
  • Information and self-help materials are also available

At Bremo, one of our core values is “Good health starts with healthy lifestyle choices and health screenings”. Bremo cares about you and wants you to be the healthiest you can be! We want you to be successful and we are here to help! If any of you are interested in smoking cessation, please reach out to us at 804-288-8361!


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