Smoking is the number-one cause of premature death and a significant contributor to heart disease, lung disease and cancer. It is also the leading cause of fires, including fires that have claimed the lives of IAFF members. The good news is, some health benefits of quitting are immediate. The IAFF and Pfizer are working together to help the IAFF become the first smoke-free union in North America. This initiative to encourage IAFF members and their families to take on healthier lifestyles by quitting smoking includes:
- Information on the health risks of smoking and the benefits of quitting
- Tips on how friends and family can help a smoker quit
- Information on how to encourage health insurance plans to make sure they cover smoking cessation
You Can Do It
Understand why quitting smoking is hard for most people.
hear how IAFF members have been successful
Preparing to Quit
Tips that can help you quit smoking.
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for information on available treatment options.
Help A Smoker Quit
Learn more about support groups, telephone hotlines and resources for the entire family.