January 17 to 23 is No Smoking Week. What better time to highlight the benefits of quitting and to encourage those around us that are on their smoke-free journey or to perhaps educate someone considering this bi
Quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do to improve your health and quality of life. Non-smokers have a much lower risk of getting dozens of smoking-related diseases like lung cancer, heart disease, and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis)
The benefits to your body can be seen in as little as the equivalent of an average work shift.
8 HOURS after quitting:
48 HOURS after quitting:
72 HOURS after quitting:
2 to 3 MONTHS after quitting:
6 MONTHS after quitting:
1 YEAR after quitting:
10 YEARS after quitting:
15 YEARS after quitting:
Now that’s something to get excited about!
Some other great reasons that will benefit you. They may seem small but they have a lasting effect on you and those around you:
Quitting is not easy that’s why there is lots of support around. Most people smoke for a few reasons. Before you set your quit date you need to prepare. Take time to think about when, where, and why you smoke. If you understand your smoking habits and triggers, you'll have a better chance of success.
For excellent tips, information and support visit the Canadian Lung Association also known as Breathe The Lung Association. The above was borrowed from their site.
For information on aides to assist you in your journey to quit contact one of our pharmacists.