Smoking significantly increases your likelihood of developing serious health problems like:

  • lung and other cancers
  • coronary heart disease
  • stroke
  • emphysema and other chronic lung diseases
  • blindness
  • gum disease
  • infertility/impotence.

Quitting smoking at any age will help to improve your health.

Once you quit smoking, you will:

  • reduce your chance of heart disease and cancer
  • improve your fitness
  • increase your likelihood of living longer
  • spend more quality time with family and friends
  • reduce your family's exposure to harmful second-hand smoke.

Everyone has a different quitting journey. What works for one person may not work for you. And while some people may find quitting smoking relatively easy, for others, it is a struggle that may take many attempts. The good news is that there is always something different to try. Every quit attempt you make will give you skills and knowledge that you can take into your next, possibly succcessful, quit attempt.

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People who stop smoking tobacco experience health benefits almost immediately. Visit "What happens once I quit" on "" to find out how your body recovers when you quit smoking.