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.
Health Benefits of Quitting Tobacco
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.