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Stop Smoking - Start Living

One in every two smokers will die of a tobacco related disease. Don’t be the one! Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do to for your health. Don’t spend the rest of your life chained to a nicotine addiction. Thousands of people kick the habit every year, and you can be one of them. It may not be easy, but you can do it! Start your journey today toward a smoke-free healthier life.

Impact of Smoking

Sadly, tobacco smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death worldwide and kills more than 22,000 Australians every year. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of cancers, debilitating, long-term lung diseases like emphysema and chronic bronchitis and smokers are four times morelikely to die of heart disease. Life expectancy for smokers is at least 10 years shorter than that of non-smokers. That’s why it’s so important to quit. It doesn’t matter how old you are or how long you have smoked for, quitting can help you live longer and be healthier

Benefits of Quitting Smoking

It’s never too late to quit using tobacco. The sooner you quit, the more you can reduce your chances of getting cancer, heart attack, stroke and other chronic diseases. Kicking the tobacco habit offers some rewards that you’ll notice right away and some that will show up over time.

Within minutes of smoking your last cigarette, your body begins to recover:

20 minutes after quitting

Your heart rate and blood pressure recover from the nicotine-induced spikes.

12 hours after quitting

The carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.

2 weeks to 3 months after quitting

Your circulation improves and your lung function increases up to 30%.

1 to 9 months after quitting