You have heard it many times before that over 440,000 deaths occur each year from tobacco use in the United States. Thirty eight percent of those deaths are from cancer.
Once you stop smoking, your body will no longer be damaged from the daily intake of poisonous gas and toxins. Your body will begin to repair the damage that was done and you will add days and years to your life.
You will lower your risk of death from lung cancer and other diseases such as:
- oral cancer
- throat cancer
- bladder cancer
- stomach cancer
- esophageal cancer
- laryngeal cancer
- pancreatic cancer
- kidney cancer
- cervical cancer
- heart disease
The benefits of stopping smoking will begin immediately and not just for you but those around you. The health of your loved ones will also benefit from you stopping. They will no longer be exposed to secondhand smoke and you will be setting a good example to your children and those that look up to you.
Within 20 minutes of stopping smoking your body will begin to make healthy changes that will continue for years to come.