Tobacco Harm Reduction

For more than 13 years, PEERS has been making a difference in the lives of people with mental health and substance abuse challenges. To date, we have served thousands of individuals in helping reduce or end tobacco use.

Our Tobacco Harm Reduction presentations give participants an understanding of the health risks associated with tobacco use. In this presentation, we cover: 

  • Who uses tobacco¬†
  • Health effects of tobacco use
  • How smoking affects your body
  • Nature of tobacco addiction
  • Complexity of quitting
  • Effective support tools

Our Tobacco Peer-to-Peer Support Groups provide information and step-by-step plans to help participants in their journey to a tobacco-free lifestyle. Topics include:

  • Healthy behaviors
  • The truth about tobacco
  • Changing behaviors
  • Coping with cravings
  • Managing stress
  • Planning ahead

Learn more about this work:

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12
May
2017

Tobacco Presentation @ East Bay Recovery Project

Today, PEERS gave a Tobacco Harm Reduction presentation at the East Bay Community Recovery Project in Oakland.

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20
Apr
2017

Tobacco Freedom -- Week 2 Update!

Our new Tobacco Freedom support group is in its second week! Click to see pictures of this new and essential service.

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9
Mar
2017

Announcement: Tobacco Freedom - A New Support Group at PEERS

Are you tired of smoking? Do you want to learn about healthy living? Starting Thursday, April 6th, PEERS will be hosting a new Tobacco Freedom support group!

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1
Mar
2017

PEERS Tobacco Harm Reduction Presentations

DID YOU KNOW? People with mental health experiences as twice as likely to smoke as the general population.

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20
Nov
2014

Benefits of Quitting Tobacco for People in Mental Health Recovery

Did you know that tobacco related diseases are the number #1 cause of death for people with mental health challenges? Learn more about the benefits of quitting smoking.