Thinking about quitting?

Awesome! Congratulations for considering making this incredible positive change! If you're considering quitting, these dangerous facts about smoking just might convince you!

Tobacco kills more Americans each year than alcohol, cocaine, crack, heroin, homicide, suicide, car accidents, fire and AIDS COMBINED.

The most common diseases caused by smoking are:

  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Lung cancer
  • Gum disease
  • Cancer of the lip, mouth, throat, larynx,
    bladder, pancreas, stomach, kidney, and cervix
  • Emphysema and Asthma

Smokers are more likely to:

  • Get colds and flu
  • Have shortness of breath and wheezing
  • Get cataracts and macular degeneration
  • Have yellow teeth
  • Have problems getting pregnant
  • Become impotent
  • Have problems sleeping or falling asleep
  • Have memory problems
  • Develop stomach ulcers
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have diabetes complications
  • Have circulation problems
  • Develop premature facial wrinkles
  • Be targeted by the Tobacco Industry where harmful products are
    promoted with the sole intent to get you addicted

Fortunately, quitting improves the air quality for everyone around you

Children exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to get:
  • Pneumonia
  • Ear infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Severe asthma
  • Behavior problems
  • Cavities
Adults exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to have:
  • Heart disease
  • Lung cancer
Family pets exposed to second hand smoke are more likely to develop:
  • Breathing problems
  • Sinus/nasal infections
  • Nasal cancer
  • Lung cancer

What it takes to quit

  • An honest desire to want to quit
  • Planning: people trying to quit often fail to plan
  • Readiness to make some daily routine changes
  • A willingness to tough it out
  • An understanding about the process of quitting