Firefighters and emergency personnel are known for running into extremely difficult situations when everyone else is running out. You can face the difficult process of quitting smoking. A smoke free lifestyle will improve your health and lessen your risks of many serious diseases, including heart disease, lung cancer, and emphysema. Cigarette smoking is the most preventable cause of death in the U.S. Quit today for yourself and for all those who depend on you – your family, your department, and your community.
The National Volunteer Fire Council has created a series of resources to help first responders quit smoking and stay quit. Families, departments, and state associations can also use these resources to inform and help first responders take the first step towards a smoke-free life and support them as they maintain their healthier lifestyle.