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There are many varied and personal reasons why somebody may want to quit smoking. Perhaps a friend or relative was one of the 480,000  annual deaths caused by smoking, or you know somebody suffering from tobacco use related, chronic illness like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD,) emphysema, asthma, or tuberculosis. Beyond the health considerations, there is a real financial cost to smoking: Its estimated to cost a smoker, conservatively, $5,200.00/year in cost of cigarettes, cleaning, dental bills, hygiene, and increased medical costs. If you saved just the annual cost of the cigarettes, $3,276.00 a year, with a 4% rate of return, your "quit smoking" nest egg would be $191,083.63 after 30-years. 

If you are thinking about quitting, please consider coming to our FREE smoking Cessation Class starting January 18th at 6:00pm - 7:30pm in the Dayton General Hospital cafeteria. Our respiratory therapist, Tom Anderson, is engaging and entertaining and will increase your chances of quitting. You will leave with a better understanding of the addiction and have resources to assist you in reaching your goals. 




Dayton General Hospital was established in 1960 with the vision of providing high quality healthcare to the local community. DGH is a Public Hospital District with a Critical Access Hospital, Level V Trauma, and Level III Stroke center designations. Our primary service areas include Dayton, Waitsburg, Starbuck, and surrounding areas. Columbia County Health System is comprised of Columbia Family Clinic, Waitsburg Clinic, Booker Rest Home, and Dayton General Hospital. Our Rural Health Clinics are here for your primary care needs, 6 days a week. We are staffed with 3 primary care, medical doctors, and 3 mid-levels. Booker Rest Home is a 49 Bed, long term care, skilled nursing facility.