Thursday, November 3, 2011

Never Too late To Quit Smoking

It’s never too late to stop smoking. Within two years of quitting, the risk for stroke and heart disease drops to nonsmoker levels.
Think there’s no use in giving up the cigarette habit? Smokers can reduce their risk for heart disease within two years and stroke within five years to the level of a nonsmoker.

People who smoke face twice the risk of stroke as nonsmokers and are likely to suffer from a stroke 10 years sooner. The health benefits of quitting occur rapidly. Levels of carbon monoxide in the blood fall within hours of your final cigarette puff. And within weeks smokers will have better circulation, as well as less phlegm and coughing. Even people who quit in their sixties or later outlive those who continue to smoke.

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