Over the years more states are investing in comprehensive tobacco control programs which have shown that society benefits from people who stop smoking. For example, let’s look at California. California’s adult smoking rate has dropped nearly 50 percent and the number of cigarettes smoked per person has dropped by 67 percent since the state began the nation’s longest tobacco control program. It has saved $86 billion in health care costs by spending $1.8 billion on prevention.
Stopping smoking will have an impact on much more than you and your family. It will directly impact society and the more people that stop the greater the affect. The sooner you stop smoking the sooner your body can begin to repair itself and the less likely you are to get sick.
There are many resources available to help you quit and different ways work for different people. Try one after another until you find the method that works best for you. Many smokers have to try multiple times before finally being successful. It is important to keep trying to stop smoking until you succeed; learning each time you try.