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Smoking Information & Helpful Links on Quitting

Smoking is the #1 cause of preventable death in the U.S., causing over 393,000 deaths per year. Secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard for people of all ages, and is estimated to cause close to 50,000 deaths each year. Marijuana smoke contains a greater amount of carcinogens than tobacco smoke.

Smoking can cause many diseases, including lung cancer, mouth cancers and heart disease. It can also cause a cough that won't go away, and it may make it hard for you to breathe.

It sounds easy to "Just say no" to drugs, alcohol and tobacco, but it may not be so simple. Don't allow anyone or anything to convince you that it's okay to smoke.

Self-Management Help:    

  • Daily Food Diary 
  • After Hours Care
  • Exercise Close to Home 
  • HEALTHPLEX of RMC - Santee
  • HEALTHPLEX of RMC - St. Matthews 
  • HEALTHPLEX of RMC - Holly Hill
  • HEALTHPLEX of RMC - Branchville
  • Orangeburg County YMCA
  • RMC Primary Care/Family Practice Physicians - This specialty involves the widest scope of healthcare, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions. Primary Care / Family Practice includes all ages of patients, patients seeking to maintain optimal health, as well as patients with all types of acute and chronic health issues.
  • RMC Primary Care - RMC operates a total of seven Primary Care Offices located in Orangeburg (2), Bamberg, Branchville, Holly Hill, North and St. Matthews.
  • RMC Service Centers
  • RMC Cardiologists - Cardiologists specialize in diseases of the heart, lungs and blood vessels and manage complex cardiac conditions such as heart attacks and life-threatening abnormal heart beat rhythms. Cardiologists also perform complicated diagnostic procedures such as cardiac catheterization and consult with surgeons on heart surgery.