Benefits of smoking cessation on health-


Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable diseases, including lung pathologies. It is proven that smoking cessation is one of the most important preventive measure to be taken to reduce morbidities and mortalities.

Why Quit?

Evidences suggest that smoking increases the risk of different forms of cancer, such as lung, liver, and colorectal. Ninety percent of lung cancers occur in smokers. Smoking increases the risk of respiratory and cardiovascular disease. Smoking increases the rate of complications during pregnancy, which include miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm birth and congenital anomalies.

Quitting smoking is one of the most important, yet challenging steps a person can take to improve his or her health.

Assisting patients with smoking cessation is one of the most important tasks of any individual.

As per WHO, tobacco use is currently responsible for the death of about six million people across the world each year. Although often associated with ill-health, disability and death from noncommunicable chronic diseases, tobacco smoking is also associated with risk of communicable diseases.

Facts about smoking-

  • Quitting smoking reduces a patient’s risk of developing heart disease, and chronic lung disease.
  • The earlier a person stops smoking, the more their risk of developing lung cancer is reduced.
  • Even people already diagnosed with cancer benefit from smoking cessation.
  • In some forms of cancer, quitting smoking at the time of diagnosis can reduce cancer related death rate by 40%.
  • Nicotine can increase the risk of lung and heart disease and is related to many cancers.
  • It is important to be aware of the adverse effects of smoking, to prevent relapse rates.

Quitting smoking :Tips-

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