5 Really Good Reasons to Quit Smoking

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Mary Choi on Feb 24, 2009 at 3:57PM

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5 Really Good Reasons to Quit Smoking

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A Hard Habit to Break

Seventy percent of smokers want to quit, according to the American Cancer Society. Some smokers just need a little extra motivation.

Everyone knows the big picture: Smoking is the most preventable cause of premature death. Quitting now decreases your long-term risk of lung cancer, heart attack and stroke. But here’s a more immediate motivation booster: Some health benefits of giving up the habit are immediate and significant—just 20 minutes after quitting, your heart rate and blood pressure drop. Here are a few more incentives...

Reviewed by Timothy Yarboro, MD

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