IT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE,
UNTIL YOU DO IT.
Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death in the country. In Franklin County smoking has a disproportionate impact on certain communities more than others. African American, Hispanic/Latino, and other marginalized communities are targeted through predatory marketing.
The “Make it Make Sense” Tobacco Cessation and Awareness campaign was created to increase knowledge of smoking-related risks and heighten awareness of cessation programs created to help people achieve and maintain a nicotine-free lifestyle.
Our goal is to connect every
person who wants to
quit with a treatment
Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death in the country. In Franklin County smoking has a disproportionate impact on certain communities more than others. African American, Hispanic/Latino and other marginalized communities are targeted through predatory marketing. Inadequate knowledge regarding smoking-related risks and lack of awareness and access to evidence-based cessation services are often barriers to quitting.
Cessation programs are personalized treatment plans that can help people quit smoking and other nicotine products. Programs may provide pharmacological or non-pharmacological therapies. Smoking cessation medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and behavioral counseling are effective treatments for quitting smoking, particularly when used in combination. It is important to note that no flavored e-cigarette has been approved or even reviewed for smoking cessation purposes by the Food and Drug Administration. Public health authorities in the U.S., including the CDC and the Surgeon General, have found that there is not enough evidence to recommend e-cigarettes for tobacco cessation. The goal of a tobacco/nicotine cessation program is to help people achieve and maintain a nicotine-free lifestyle, rather than just replace one nicotine product with another.
National data shows that African American smokers have a high interest in quitting smoking, and research shows that if menthol cigarettes were banned nationally, 44.5% of African Americans who smoke menthol would try to quit. However, African American smokers also had lower successful quit attempts. Ohio youth have also struggled to quit nicotine use. Local data indicated that more than 62% youth and young adults were interested in quitting, yet at a one-year follow-up, only five percent had successfully done so. We can do better.
Partner with us as we help Columbus tobacco and vape users find a
cessation program that works
for their needs.
The Breathing Association
788 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43203
Tel: (614) 457-4570