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Stop Smoking

Stop smoking and your risk of heart disease will be reduced considerably.  If you don't stop smoking you are two to six times more likely to suffer a heart attack than a nonsmoker and the risk increases with the number of cigarettes you smoke each day.  Smoking also boosts the risk of stroke.

If you have had a heart attack and you stop smoking you will reduce your chances of having a second heart attack. One year after smokers stop smoking, the risk for heart attack is cut by over 50%. 

Stop smoking and you will likely add years to your life, breathe more easily, and have more energy. You will have extra money for spending or saving, and food will taste better. When you stop smoking, you join over a million people who break the habit each year. Whether you are young or old, you will also have:

  • less chance of cancer, heart attack, and lung disease,
  • better blood circulation,
  • healthier family members, particularly children and grandchildren,
  • a healthy lifestyle example for children and grandchildren,
  • no odor of smoke in your clothes and hair, and
  • a more sensitive sense of smell.
  • Click on a link below to find out how to stop smoking:


    Stop Smoking - Smoking Effects - How to Quit Smoking - Quit Smoking Tips



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