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Benefits of Quitting

  • Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causing many diseases and reducing the health of smokers in general.
  • Quitting smoking has immediate as well as long-term benefits, reducing risks for diseases caused by smoking and improving health in general.
  • Smoking causes the following diseases and conditions:
    • abdominal aortic aneurysm
    • acute myeloid leukemia
    • cancer of the bladder, cervix, esophagus, kidney, larynx, lung, mouth, pancreas, stomach, and throat
    • cataract
    • coronary heart and cardiovascular diseases
    • periodontitis
    • pneumonia and chronic lung diseases
    • reproductive effects and sudden infant death syndrome

For more information see:

  • The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General

 
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