Healthcare professionals are a vital part of a healthy Louisiana. In order to assist providers in helping their patients quit tobacco use, we have provided a checklist for counseling and introduced the Fax-To-Quit Louisiana program whereby healthcare providers can make use of recommended counseling, along with pharmacotherapy to help their patients succeed.
Please see specific information for healthcare providers at the links below:
Fax-to-Quit LouisianaQuitline Cards
- Instructions to print Tobacco Free Campus Louisiana Tobacco Quitline Quit Cards
- Instructions to print Tobacco Free Campus Enforcement Cards
Project HEAL Fact Sheet
Download the Project H.E.A.L. manual:
For more information about starting a cessation program at healthcare facilities, contact LTCP Program Manager Brandi Bourgeois
You can reap the benefits of quitting smoking in as little as 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes
Blood pressure and pulse rate improve to healthier levels.
After 8 hours
Carbon monoxide and oxygen levels in blood return to normal.
After 1 day
Your chance of a heart attack decreases.
After 2 days
Nerve endings regenerate; sense of smell and taste are enhanced.
After 2 weeks
Circulation improves and lung function increases.
After 1-9 months
Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue and shortness of breath decrease.
After 1 year
Chance of heart attack is cut in half.
After 5 years
Stroke risk is reduced to the same levels as a non-smoker.
After 10 years
Risk of dying from lung cancer is about half that of a current smoker.
After 15 years
Risk of coronary heart disease and death is about the same as it is for those who have never smoked.