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Tobacco Cessation Benefit
Be A Quitter!
View the Benefit Grid to learn what is covered
under your State group health plan.
|Are Electronic Cigarettes Safer than Regular Cigarettes?
"Here's how e-cigarettes work: An atomizer heats a liquid containing nicotine, turning it into a vapor that can be inhaled and creating a vapor cloud that resembles cigarette smoke.
Manufacturers claim that electronic cigarettes are a safe alternative to conventional cigarettes. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has questioned the safety of these products.
When the FDA analyzed samples of two popular brands, it found variable amounts of nicotine and traces of toxic chemicals, including known cancer-causing substances (carcinogens). This prompted the FDA to issue a warning about potential health risks associated with electronic cigarettes." www.mayoclinic.org
|Lung Cancer Screening
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a recommendation for lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) in adults aged 55 to 80 years who have a 30 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke, or have quit within the past 15 years.
Other Smoking Cessation Resources:
American Lung Association
Centers For Disease Control
MI Department of Health and Human Services