Millions of Americans smoke, and most want to stop. Every cigarette is a little bit of poison inhaled into your lungs, and into the bloodstream. You’re probably aware of the many diseases caused by smoking: lung cancer, oral cancer, emphysema, bronchitis, heart disease, peripheral artery disease to name a few. Stopping smoking is the single most beneficial thing you can do to improve your health.
So you want to stop but can’t? There is help to quit. Many have stopped with Chantix and Zyban (which is generic now). One can buy nicotine gum and patches over the counter. The American Lung Association (www.ffsonline.org) has information on quitting. Set a date before it’s too late!