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    Quit Smoking with Sutter Express Care’s Help

    Sutter Health Retail Health Clinics Add New Service for the Community


    SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 29, 2009 - Smokers who want to quit have a new convenient and trusted resource on their side – Sutter Express Care. Sutter Express Care clinics—located inside Rite Aid stores in Natomas, Greenhaven and Roseville—now offer a smoking cessation program that combines proven behavioral modification support with medication (if appropriate) and ongoing monitoring. Participants can complete the three-visit program over three months. It includes phone support between visits. The program is now available at all three Sutter Express Care locations. Anyone can sign-up for the new service.

    More people may wish to quit following two recent announcements impacting smokers. The largest-ever federal cigarette tax hike went into effect earlier this year boosting the average cost of cigarettes in California to more than $5 a pack. Also, this week, President Obama signed into law legislation giving the government power to regulate all tobacco products sold in the United States.

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    “Our customer surveys show that patients and families love our Sutter Express Care clinics and our health care providers,” said Sutter Express Care Director Pete Dzwilewski. “We’re pleased to expand our scope of services and offer an affordable way for smokers to quit the habit.”

    “Besides our smoking cessation program, Sutter Express Care provides treatment for a variety of other conditions including, allergies, ear aches and ear infections, colds and flu, and skin infections. In Summer 2009, families can take advantage of our special discount on sports and camp physicals,” said Dzwilewski.

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    Hear more about Sutter Express Care’s “1, 2, 3 Stop Smoking” program from Tyla Healton, NP – Sutter Express Care nurse practitioner.
    Tyla explains how the program works (MP3)
    Tyla details what patients can expect when they enroll (MP3)
    Tyla says why Sutter Express Care’s program may work for you (MP3)
    Tyla explains what the program costs (MP3)

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    Facts about Smoking (from the National Cancer Institute)

    • Tobacco use, particularly cigarette smoking, is the single most preventable cause of death in the United States.
    • Cigarette smoking alone is directly responsible for approximately 30 percent of all cancer deaths annually in the United States.
    • Cigarette smoking causes chronic lung disease, cardiovascular disease, stroke and cataracts.
    • Smoking during pregnancy can cause stillbirth, low birth weight, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other serious pregnancy complications.
    • Quitting smoking greatly reduces a person’s risk of developing many diseases and can limit adverse health effects on the developing child.


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