A Breath of Fresh Air
Cigarette smoking is a life-threatening habit, decried by every major health organization across the globe. Worldwide, about 6 million people die from tobacco use every year, a figure that is predicted to grow to more than 8 million a year by 2030 without intensified action.
Do your part to help curb tobacco consumption with these cessation tips:
- Think of the innumerable benefits to quitting, like saving more money, lowering you cancer risks and feeling healthier overall.
- Replace the cigarettes. Try carrots, pickles, sunflower seeds, apples, raisins or sugar-free gum.
- Think about when you smoke and why you smoke – keep track of when you light up. Identifying your triggers can help you prepare to quit.
- If you are using medication to help you quit, make sure to follow the instructions carefully.
Quitting smoking is not easy. Talk to your doctor, friends and family to develop a support network for the journey. The sooner you begin, the sooner you can quit for good.