New Years is a time of change with new promises and resolutions. 2019 is right around the corner, and many will have resolutions of starting things, like recycling, making breakfast every Sunday, or becoming more physically fit, while yet others will have ones of quitting things, like staying up too late, drinking too much caffeine, or smoking. This year, the American Lung Association wants everyone to know how beneficial it is to quit smoking in this new year.
American Lung Association
People at the American Lung Association present many pages and articles to inform readers about cigarettes, cigars, tobacco, and smoking in general. Here is what they say about the benefits of quitting smoking:
As soon as a person stops smoking, their health immediately starts improving. Studies say that once smoke stops entering the lungs, the body begins work on repairing the damage caused by smoking.
When someone smokes it causes their health to decline and the length of their life to shortened because of all the possible health conditions, including lung and heart disease. But when someone stops smoking, their life lengthens and their body starts to ameliorate smoke damage. Of course the younger the person is when they quit makes their life even longer, but, no matter the age, quitting will always help you live longer.
Buying cigarettes are very expensive, and quitting means no money is spent on them. Cigarette packs can cost from five to even ten dollars and that can add up to almost 2,000 dollars a year.
By quitting, a person’s health will improve, their life will lengthen and there will be more money to use on things such as food and clothing.
The website also includes a few more benefits which can be found here, and there are also tips on quitting, like why you should quit, how you can, and why to not give up this year. You can find them here.
Help others today by spreading this information, and help make this New Year’s a great one. Happy Holidays!
American Lung Association. (2018). Stop Smoking. Retrieved from: https://www.lung.org/stop-smoking.