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Asha Smoking Cessation Clinic

Smoking Consequences

  • One person dies every 6.5 seconds from diseases related to tobacco use.
  • Smoking causes nearly 5 million deaths every year.
  • Half of all teenagers who smoke will die from tobacco use.
  • Fatal heart attacks are 4 times more common in young men who smoke than in nonsmokers.


Health Benifits of Smoking Cessation

  • Smoking cessation may significantly reduce the risk of premature death.
  • Smoking cessation may lower the risk for lung cancer and other cancers.
  • Coronary heart disease risks are significantly reduced within 1 to 2 years of smoking cessation.
  • Smoking cessation reduces the risks for stroke and peripheral vascular disease.
  • Smoking cessation improves circulation and lung function by up to 30%.
  • Smoking cessation before or during pregnancy may reduce the risk for low birth-weight baby, premature delivery, and decreased fertility in women.