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Benefits of a Tobacco-Free Lifestyle

Health Benefits

• Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of
preventable and premature death in the United
States, responsible for an estimated 440,000
American deaths each year. 

• Smoking has been proven to negatively affect
every major organ in the human body, by living
tobacco-free, your overall health is significantly
better than that of smokers and tobacco users.

• Smokers who quit before age 50 have one-half
the risk of dying in the next 15 years compared with continuing smokers.

• Aside from the obvious health benefits,
living tobacco free provides countless other
benefits, including:

More stamina for work and play.
Whiter teeth and fresher breath.
Cleaner smelling clothes, furniture, and car.

• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website
Smoking and Tobacco Use.
• U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Surgeon General website.
• "The Effects of Secondhand Smoke on Worker Health." American Cancer Society, 2005.
• "Health:  The Way to Save Millions of Lives is to Prevent Smoking" Newsweek September 29th, 2008.
•  U.S. Surgeon General’s 2004 report, "The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General, 2004"

“Quitting smoking has immediate as well as long-term benefits. Within minutes and hours after smokers inhale that last cigarette, their bodies begin a series of changes that continue for years. Among these health improvements are a drop in heart rate, improved circulation, and reduced risk of heart attack, lung cancer and stroke. By quitting smoking today a smoker can have many healthier tomorrows.”

Vice Admiral Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H, FACS
United States Surgeon General from "The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General, 2004"

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