There are now more ex-smokers than smokers in the United States.
52 million Americans who used to smoke have now quit for good.
Many had to try a few times, but they didn’t give up and they are now smokefree.
You may have many different feelings about quitting smoking. You know all the reasons why you should quit, but you may not be sure you can quit or if the time is right. Most smokers feel that way when they first decide to quit. But millions have quit and so can you.
We’re Positive Quitting Smoking Will Improve Your Life
Not only is quitting smoking possible, it is the single most important thing you can do to improve the length and quality of your life. Instead of thinking of quitting smoking as giving something up, think of all of the great things you’ll gain.
Quit smoking and you’ll help cut the harmful effects of secondhand smoke (smoke that’s exhaled or comes from the burning end of cigarettes, cigars and pipes) for those around you. Each year in the United States secondhand smoke:
Causes about 7,300 deaths from lung cancer in adult nonsmokers
Causes close to 34,000 deaths from heart disease in adult nonsmokers
Secondhand smoke is harmful to pets too. Quitting will help protect your four-legged friends.
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Children who are around secondhand smoke:
Don’t smoke around children and don’t let other family members, friends or babysitters smoke around them either!
If you are pregnant or thinking of getting pregnant, there’s never been a better time—or more reasons—to quit. Smoking during pregnancy:
Even if you are already far along in your pregnancy, quitting can still make a difference for your baby’s health.
Many people want to quit but hold on to excuses to keep smoking. Quitting smoking is always the better option. Learn more by selecting the boxes below.