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CMATCH: Nicotine Addiction Recovery



We have prepared this website program to equip  neighborhood groups, churches, and other non-profit organizations to conduct mentoring tobacco cessation workshops. However, individuals without access to these groups may benefit from this program alone. So, read on!  

Did you know . . .

  • An individual who smokes 1.5 packs/day, may be spending at least $3,300/year! In New York, it would be at least double that.
  • One who chews a can of tobacco per day, could be spending $1100/year on a sure path to oral cancer.
  • Tobacco use, particularly cigarette smoking, remains the leading cause of preventable illness and death in this country.
  • Around the world, tobacco kills up to half of its users, resulting in 6 million deaths a year, according to WHO.  More than 5 million of those are the result of direct tobacco use while over 600,000 are non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke.
  • Tobacco users for each product are more likely to be non-Hispanic whites.  Most cigar and pipe users have at least some college education, but cigarette smoking is more concentrated among those with less than a college education. 
  • For the smoker, the risk of developing Peripheral Artery Disease - blocked leg arteries - increases as we live longer . . . potentially leading to an amputation and reduced quality of life.
  • Watch this Convincing Video.mp4

Recent Research Finding:

When you quit smoking and then gain weight, you still have a 50% lower risk of dying prematurely from heart disease of other related causes than smokers.

(New England Journal of Medicine, August, 2018)




The Real Cost of Smoking . . . state by state

Some Facts about the Cost Burden of Tobacco:
$96 billion in health care costs
$91 billion in lost productivity
70% of smokers say they wish they had never started; want to quit
40% make attempts; less than 10% of them are successful
Good news:  Trends toward health through tobacco cessation are improving.
On the individual level, quitting takes:

  • Courage’
  • Focus
  • Putting pride aside for help-seeking

And Did You Know?

  • Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the US.  Approximately 1,300 people die each day from smoking; 480,000 U.S. citizens die/year from tobacco-related causes.
  • Lung cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States.  
  • Lung cancer has increased 451% in the past 30 years, and it has been predicted that this number will rise in the years to come.
  • The increased number of lung cancer incidences have been related to tobacco use
  • 75% of teen smokers become adult smokers
  • Teen smokers could risk losing up to $10,000/year in income in their future
  • About 553 women die daily of tobacco-related disease
  • Smoking causes more deaths each year than all of these combined:
    • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV),
    • Illegal drug use,
    • Alcohol use,
    • Motor vehicle injuries, and
    • Firearm-related incidents
  • Smokers die on average 10 years earlier than non-smokers, but even those smokers in their 70s can add years to their lives if they quit 
  • Tobacco smoke is potentially made up of more than 7,000 chemicals. Many are poisons and at least 70 are known to cause cancer in people or animals

​And there are more Facts . . .



Get Over It!! We want to help you live longer and healthier!

Download and View this PPT Show to learn about this Intervention.

Proceed to CMATCH and Taking Control