Lakeview Health System
Quit Smoking

Kick the habit for good


On July 1, new legislation in Minnesota increased the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $1.60. That raised the average price of a pack of cigarettes to $7.35 – making Minnesota the sixth most expensive state to purchase cigarettes. For many, this price increase is a motivator to try to kick the habit for good. Quitting tobacco may be one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. However, we’re here to help.  

Start by focusing on your personal reasons to quit. Some reasons may be to:     


  • Protect loved ones from second-hand smoke      
  • Look and feel younger      
  • Decrease your risk of cancer
  • Breathe easier      
  • Save money 

Find out why you should quit smoking before you head into surgery.