Smoking and Tobacco Treatment
Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), diseases caused by smoking kill more than 440,000 people in the United States each year. Even with antismoking campaigns and medical disclaimers in place, many people continue to smoke or start smoking every year. According to the American Cancer Society, most new smokers are children and teenagers, in many cases, replacing the smokers who quit or died prematurely from a smoking-related disease.
Smokers not only have increased risk for lung disease, including lung cancer and emphysema, but also have increased risk for heart disease, stroke, and oral cancer.
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What Do You Know About Quitting Smoking?
No matter what your age or how long you have smoked, giving up cigarettes is the ticket to a longer life. Consider that just 12 hours after your last cigarette, the carbon monoxide level in your blood returns to normal. A year after you've quit, your risk of heart disease is half that of a smoker's.
Quit Smoking Quiz
Take the Nicotine Quiz
Nicotine, one of the main chemicals in tobacco, is the primary reason that smoking is so addictive. Even though most smokers know that smoking is bad for them, they find it difficult to quit because of nicotine's effect.
What Do You Know About Smoking During Pregnancy?
This quiz will help you learn how smoking affects your baby.
Smoking and Pregnancy Quiz
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