December 15, 2019

Plan My Quit smoking cessation program

Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body and affects a person’s overall health.  The great news is that some of the ill effects of smoking are reversible. 

  • Quitting smoking cuts cardiovascular risks. Just 1 year after quitting smoking, your risk for a heart attack drops sharply.
  • Within 2 to 5 years after quitting smoking, your risk for stroke could fall to about the same as a nonsmoker’s.
  • If you quit smoking, your risks for cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, and bladder drop by half within 5 years.
  • Ten years after you quit smoking, your risk for lung cancer drops by half.

It is tough to stop smoking.  Fortunately, there are many resources available including Plan My Quit.  Click here for help with developing a quit plan and getting support in your efforts.



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