- Smoking leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body.
- Cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths every year, or about 1 in 5 deaths.
- The tobacco industry spends billions of dollars each year on marketing cigarettes.
- Smoking costs the United States hundreds of billions of dollars each year.
- States do not spend much of the money they get from tobacco taxes and lawsuits to prevent smoking and help smokers quit. CDC recommends that states spend 12% of those funds on tobacco control.
- Each day, about 1,600 youth try their first cigarette.
- Many adult cigarette smokers want to quit smoking.
Why should I quit?
- Quitting smoking means breaking the cycle of addiction and essentially rewiring the brain to stop craving nicotine.
- To be successful, smokers that want to quit need to have a plan in place to beat cravings and triggers.
- The benefits of quitting smoking begin in as little as 1 hour after the last cigarette.
- The sooner a smoker quits, the faster they will reduce their risk of cancer, heart and lung disease, and other conditions related to smoking.
Smoking is a harmful habit that can lead to severe health complications and death. When a person quits smoking, the body will start to naturally heal and regain the vitality of a non-smoker over time. Some effects, such as lowered blood pressure, are seen almost immediately. Other effects such as decreased risks of other diseases may take additional time.
Each year of not smoking decreases risks and improves overall health, making quitting smoking an excellent choice for anyone who started the habit.
If you would like to read more about the benefits of quitting and also see a timeline of how quitting can prolong your life, visit https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317956
How do I sign up?
If you want to join our Smoking Cessation study, answer the “Do You Qualify” section and fill out the contact form, and our office will give you a call and answer all of your questions. No obligations!
Our recruitment office number is 501-500-4270
- 18 years of age or older
- Smoke an average of at least 1 pack of cigarettes per day