Smoking and How to Quit

Most women who smoke say they wish they didn’t. There are many reasons to quit smoking, starting with dramatic improvements to health. Smoking increases risks for many types of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and many other diseases, as well as makes illnesses last longer and can complicate efforts to become pregnant. Quitting smoking can be difficult, but help is available. Making the decision to quit is the first step and with counseling, tools and support from friends and family members, anyone can quit the habit. Quitting will not only improve health, but also improve your appearance, your quality of life and your self esteem. Learn more about smoking and how to quit with the following information from www.womenshealth.gov.

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