Tobacco use is the most common preventable cause of death. About half of the people who don't quit smoking will die of smoking-related problems. Smoking causes throat cancer, lung cancer, breathing problems, heart attacks and stroke, gum disease and ulcers.
Quitting smoking is important for your health. As soon as you quit your body starts repairing the damage done by smoking. Your circulation begins to improve and your blood pressure starts to return to normal.
S = Set a quit date.
T = Tell family, friends, and co-workers that you plan to quit.
A = Anticipate and plan for the challenges you’ll face while quitting.
R = Remove cigarettes and other tobacco products from your home, car, and work.
T = Talk to your doctor about getting help to quit.