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Why Quit

Quit smoking for better health, longer life, and to reduce the risk of serious diseases like cancer, heart disease, and stroke. It also saves money, improves senses, and protects others from secondhand smoke.

1. Improve your health

Quitting smoking at any age will help to improve your health.

Once you stop smoking:

  • You will reduce your chances of strokes, cancer and heart disease.

  • Your fitness will improve.

  • You will increase your chances of living longer and spending quality time with your family and friends.

  • You won’t be exposing your family to dangerous second-hand smoke.

2. To protect those around you

  • Second-hand smoke is not safer. When you smoke around family and friends, they smoke too.

  • If you smoke at work, home, in the car , the people with you are with are breathing in your cigarette smoke. This is called second-hand smoke or passive smoking.

  • Babies and young children breathe faster than adults, so they take in more smoke than adults, and their developing organs suffer more harm.

  • Smoking around children increases their risk of chest infections, coughs and colds, ear infections, asthma, and heart and lung disease when they grow up.

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