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Are you ready to quit smoking?

Quitting Smoking

Health benefits of quitting tobacco

After your last cigarette in:

  • 20 minutes your heart rate and blood pressure decrease
  • 12 hours the carbon monoxide level in your blood goes back to normal
  • two weeks to three months, your blood circulation improves and lung function increases
  • one year your risk of heart disease is half of a current smoker
  • five years your risk of smoking related cancers are cut in half
  • 10 years your risk of dying of lung cancers is half of a current smoker
  • 15 years your risk of heart disease is that of someone who has never smoked

Smoking is the single most preventable cause of Death in the U.S.

Online Resources

Michigan Tobacco Quitline: 1-800-784-8669 or1-800-Quit-Now

Nicotine Anonymous: nicotine-anonymous.org

American Cancer Society: 1-800-227-2345 or cancer.org

Smokefree.govIncludes a free text message program that can be tailored for you that sends reminders and tips to help you quit smoking.