Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Is it time to quit? Smoking, it affects everything.
Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do for your health. The sooner you quit, the sooner your body can start to heal. You’ll feel better and have more energy to be active with your family and friends.
Smoking hurts almost every part of the body. In fact, it’s the leading cause of preventable death in the United States.
- Lung Cancer
- Heart Disease and Stroke
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and other lung diseases
- Pregnancy Problems
- Gum Disease
- Vision Loss
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
But How Do I Quit?
Quitting smoking is hard, but millions of people have done it successfully. In fact, more than half of Americans who ever smoked have quit.
Health.gov provides plenty of resources for helping individuals quite smoking, and suggests these steps:
- Make a list of reasons you want to quit (Why Do You Want to Quit? | Smokefree)
- Set a quit date and make a plan to deal with cravings
- Ask your family, friends and coworkers for support
- Talk to your medical provider at On Demand Healthcare about counseling and medicines that can help you quit
- Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) for 24/7 support and encouragement
- Text QUIT to 47848 or visit SmokefreeTXT (SmokefreeTXT | Smokefree) to get daily texts to support you in quitting smoking
For more information about quitting smoking and living a healthier lifestyle – contact On Demand Healthcare – Healing Starts Here.