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Quit smoking: When To See A Doctor

Find answers to commonly asked questions about quitting smoking.

Why is it so difficult to quit smoking

Tobacco smoke contains nicotine, which is addictive. Nicotine withdrawal makes the process of quitting smoking very difficult

No Smoking Facts –

After 5 years with no smoking, the body will have healed itself enough for the arteries and blood vessels to begin to widen again. The widening means the blood is less likely to clot, lowering the risk of stroke.

After 10 years, a person's chances of developing lung cancer and dying from this illness is halved in comparison with a person who continues to smoke. The likelihood of developing mouth, throat, or pancreatic cancer will also have significantly reduced.


Frequently asked questions

How do you quit smoking?

TIt is not easy but clearly beneficial to your long term health.

Many people have tried and failed, but many have also succeeded. It is never too late to quit?

The answer is no. After just one year of quitting smoking , a persons risk of coronary heart disease decreases by half. The risk drops further after the 1-year mark.