Stop smoking

Health benefits

Quitting smoking can dramatically improve your health:

  • Lung health
  • Bone health and healing
  • Diabetes prevention
  • Kidney failure prevention
  • Memory loss prevention or delay
  • Sexual function improvement

 

Did you know:

  • Those with heart disease who quit smoking were 32% less likely to experience a nonfatal heart attack than those who continued smoking.
  • Pregnant women who smoked were almost three times more likely to have low birth weight and more than two times more likely to have fetal growth restriction.2,3
  • Some estimates show that 16% of all cancers are caused by smoking.4

 

 

Sources

1. Go A, Mozaffarian D, Roger V et al. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics - 2014 Update: A Report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2015. Available at: uic.pure.elsevier.com/en/publications/heart-disease-and-stroke-statistics-2014-update-a-report-from-the. Accessed September 3, 2017

2. Vardavas C, Chatzi L, Patelarou E et al. Smoking and smoking cessation during early pregnancy and its effect on adverse pregnancy outcomes and fetal growth. European Journal of Pediatrics. 2009;169(6):741-748. doi:10.1007/s00431-009-1107-9.

3. Salihu H, Wilson R. Epidemiology of prenatal smoking and perinatal outcomes. Early Human Development. 2007;83(11):713-720. doi:10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2007.08.002

4. Sasco A, Secretan M, Straif K. Tobacco smoking and cancer: a brief review of recent epidemiological evidence. Lung Cancer. 2004;45:S3-S9. doi:10.1016/j.lungcan.2004.07.998

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