Last week I blogged about four achievable health habits. Although quitting the smoking habit is achievable, if you have been smoking for sometime, you will likely find it a challenge to quit due to the very addictive nature of nicotine.
Smoking is a serious danger to your health and others you love! I decided to devote an entire week of my wellness and health blogging to the hazards of smoking and the importance of quitting.
The 2014 Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark 1964 report, the first federal government report linking smoking and specific diseases. Smoking causes immediate damage to your body, which can lead to long-term health problems. For every smoking-related death, at least 30 Americans live with a smoking-related illness. The only proven strategy to protect yourself from harm is to never smoke, and if you do smoke or use tobacco products, to quit.
Both my dad and my father-in-law died of smoking related diseases (lung cancer and complications due to COPD) even though they had longevity in their family. When they started smoking…
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