Health Benefits Of Quitting
Quitting tobacco is beneficial at any age.
Quitting smoking and vaping can be difficult because nicotine is
addicting, but it’s one of the most important things you can do to
improve your health. Even if you have smoked for many years or
have smoked heavily, stopping now can still lead to many
important health benefits. Just within 20 minutes of quitting your
heart rate slows.
Health Benefits of Quitting Tobacco
HOW SMOKING AFFECTS YOUR HEART, LUNGS AND BRAIN
Smoking may cause COPD, cerebrovascular disease, stroke, coronary heart disease and increase your risk for dementia. See how else smoking affects your heart, lung and brain health.
Boost Your Mental Health
Individuals who have behavioral health conditions are more likely to smoke than individuals without these conditions. Smoking can make mental health conditions worse and may interact with medications. Individuals with behavioral health conditions who smoke are four times more likely to die prematurely than those who do not smoke. Quitting smoking, even if you have smoked for many years or have smoked heavily, can still lead to many mental health improvements.
Quitting smoking and vaping now can:
Start Your Quit Journey
After you stop smoking, your body begins a series of positive changes. Some take place right away while others continue to improve over a series of weeks, months and years.