Did you know that over 440,000 people die each year from a smoking related illness? Smoking is the number one killer in America and the sad truth is that it is preventable. Studies have shown that even after just having one cigarette the cancer causing agents go to work on your DNA. Even short-term exposure to cigarette smoke can be deadly.
Children of parents who smoke have higher death rates at a young age and higher rates of respiratory diseases. Again these are all preventable if parents would not smoke.
When you stop smoking your body begins to heal itself in a matter of minutes. It is amazing how this works but the longer you have been smoking the longer it will take. It is never too late to stop smoking; for each cigarette you smoke, on average, you lose 11 minutes off your life. By putting out that cancer stick that is in your mouth right now you already gain 11 minutes. Not bad!