CDC: The Benefits of Quitting Smoking
"Quitting smoking has health benefits at any age, no matter how long or how much you have smoked."
Quitting smoking is one of the most important actions people can take to improve their health. This is true regardless of their age or how long they have been smoking.
- reduces the risk of premature death and can add as much as 10 years to life expectancy.
- improves health status and enhances quality of life.
- reduces the risk for many adverse health effects, including poor reproductive health outcomes, cardiovascular diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and cancer.
- benefits people already diagnosed with coronary heart disease or COPD.
benefits the health of pregnant women and their fetuses and babies.
- reduces the financial burden that smoking places on people who smoke, healthcare systems, and society.
Resource Link: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/how_to_quit/benefits/index.htm#health-benefits-of-quitting-smoking
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