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Just some of the benefits of quitting smoking

Quitting smoking has immediate, as well as long-term health benefits for men and women of all ages, reducing risks for diseases caused by smoking and improving health in general.

  • Lowered risk for lung cancer and many other types of cancer
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Reduced risk for heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease (narrowing of the blood vessels outside your heart)
  • Fewer sick days
  • Reduced heart disease risk within 1 to 2 years of quitting.
  • Reduced respiratory symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath
  • Reduced risk of developing lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Improved HDL levels (good cholesterol)
  • Improved immune system
  • Improved health of the mouth, gums and teeth
  • Reduced risk for infertility in women of childbearing age. Women who stop smoking during pregnancy also reduce their risk of having a low birth weight baby
  • Reduced male erectile dysfunction
  • Financial savings after 5yrs, (10 per day – $29,252) (20 per day – $58,505)
  • Improved skin, less wrinkles

How can 1Life Health and Wellness help employees to quit? 

http://www.tobaccoinaustralia.org.au/7-2-health-and-other-benefits-of-quitting