Online Guide to Quitting
Finally...the Long-term Rewards of Quitting
Tobacco use in the United States causes more than 450,000 deaths each year. Of those deaths, 170,000 are from cancer.
After you've quit, you've added healthy, full days to each year of your life. You've greatly lowered your risk of death from lung cancer and other diseases including:
- Heart disease
- Chronic bronchitis
- At least 13 other kinds of cancer
You've also cut back on dangerous secondhand smoke for your loved ones. Finally, by quitting smoking, you're setting a good example. You're showing young people that a life without cigarettes is a longer, healthier, happier life.