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Did you know...

  • 24 hours after quitting your chance of a heart attack decreases
  • 2 weeks to 3 months after quitting your circulation improves and your lung function increases up to 30%
  • 1 year after quitting the excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker’s
    • American Cancer Society

Did you know...

  • There are 4,000 chemical components found in cigarettes and at least 250 of them are harmful to human health.
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Did you know...

  • Smokers often mention stress as one of the reasons for going back to smoking.  Nicotine is a stimulant drug and stimulants can actually increase your body’s physical reaction to stress!
    • American Cancer Society

Did you know...

  • People with no risk factors for heart disease can still experience heart attacks.  An Indiana University study found that after a countywide smoking ban was implemented, hospital admissions for such heart attacks dropped 70% for non-smokers, but not for smokers.
    • Indiana University News Room

Did you know...

  • For some, a concern about weight gain can lead to a decision not to quit but the weight gain that follows quitting smoking is generally very small.  It is much more dangerous to continue smoking than it is to gain a pound or two.
    • American Cancer Society

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