Now is the perfect time to quit!

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Now is the perfect time to put down that cigarette and quit for good! You’ll start to notice a difference in how you feel in as little as 20 minutes. Research has shown that when you have tools for support you are more likely to quit for good. By quitting, you will be taking an important step to a healthier life and reducing your risk of cancer. Plus, you’ll feel so much better!

Smoking affects nearly every organ in your body, but so does quitting.

  • Lowers your risk of cancer and heart disease
  • Sense of taste and smell will return
  • After a couple of weeks you’ll be able to perform physical activities without feeling winded or sick.
  • Quitting can help clear up blemishes and protect your skin from premature aging and wrinkling.
  • Quitting smoking will reduce your belly fat and lower your risk of diabetes. If you already have diabetes, quitting can help you keep your blood sugar levels in check.

It’s hard to quit smoking but you can increase your chances of success with help. The third Thursday of every November, smokers all over the nation participate in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. This day challenges YOU to stop using tobacco and can provide you with many resources to take the steps to be done smoking for good. You can plan ahead to stop smoking on that day or get the support you need to start your journey to being smoke free.

The health reasons to quit smoking are endless. For more information on smoking cessation classes or the effects of smoking on your body visit Parkview.com.

Most smokers need a few tries to quit for good. Don’t give up, you can do it!