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The benefits of quitting smoking

Last Modified: January 04, 2022

Heart Health, Family Medicine

Smoking is a mental and physical addiction that plagues millions of people. It affects every organ in the body and is the largest preventable cause of death and illness globally. For this reason, quitting smoking is one of the best and most important actions you can take to improve your overall health and well-being. It not only lowers your risk of various diseases and increases your life expectancy, but halting the habit also protects those around you from the health risks associated with secondhand smoke.

Kaitlyn Brita, NP, PPG – Cardiology, delves further into the subject by elaborating on the impact smoking has on the body while highlighting the benefits of quitting and the best strategies for setting yourself up for success as you journey to a healthier, smoke-free life.


Helpful resources

Quit Now Indiana

Parkview Smoking Cessation classes

CDC: Smoking & Tobacco Use

American Cancer Society

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