Certain types of heart disease can be prevented by making lifestyle changes. Quitting smoking is one of those lifestyle changes that can prevent heart diseases. Smoking can lead to heart attack or stroke and steals an average of 13-14 years of your life. It causes immediate harm to your body. If you could see it, would you still smoke? Check out this video.
The good news is that it’s never too late to quit! Once you stop smoking, your risk for heart attack and stroke declines each year. The health benefits of quitting smoking are substantial including decreasing the risk of heart attack, stroke, lung and other cancers, and chronic lung disease.
The most effective and long term approach to break nicotine dependence is to get professional help in creating your individual strategy to quit smoking. Do you have a family or friend who needs to quit? Give them information on how to get help to quit!
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