Smoking Cessation

Smoking cessation may be the single greatest think you can do to immediately improve you health. Smoking (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. Quitting smoking is critical to improving your health. Soon after you quit, circulation improves and blood pressure is reduced; sense of smell and taste return and breathing starts to become easier. In the long term, giving up tobacco can prolong your life and improve you quality of life. Your risk of getting cancer decreases with each year you stay smoke-free.

Smoking cessation, or quitting, is not easy, but there are a wide variety of resources available to help. You may have short-term effects such as weight gain, irritability and anxiety. Some people try several times before succeeding. Some people are simply able to stop, others benefit from a gradual process involving counseling, medicines or products that help reduce nicotine addiction. Let us help you find the best way for you to quit.


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