Thursday, January 22, 2015


It has been 38 years since the the Canadian Council for Tobacco Control established National Non-Smoking Week  to educate Canadians about the dangers of smoking. 

Quitting smoking will help you live a longer, healthier life as well as help protect the health of your family and friends. Smoking contributes to a number of serious and often disabling diseases including lung cancer and other types of cancer, heart disease, stroke and chronic lung disease.

However, quitting is not as easy as it sounds, particularly for a certain group of addicts who can not seem to kick the habit. I know people who have tried desperately, only to pick it up again.  if you’ve tried to quit before and weren’t successful, don’t be discouraged. Try again. Many people have tried to quit more than once before they succeed. 

When you quit smoking, you’ll be setting a positive example for your children and grandchildren.

Here are some of the benefits:

  • You’ll have fresher breath, whiter teeth and better smelling hair and clothes.
  • Your sense of smell with return to normal, and food will taste better.
  • The discoloration of your fingers and fingernails will disappear.
  • You’ll be able to do normal activities such as climb stairs, do house and yard work and keep up with your kids and grandkids without losing your breath.
  • You’ll feel free to go to restaurants, theatres, sports arenas and other public facilities where smoking isn’t permitted.
  • You won’t have to worry about exposing your family members and friends to your secondhand smoke.
  • You will no longer spend time and energy worrying about when you’ll be able to get your next nicotine “fix.”
  • More money in your pocket!
Be a positive example for your children and grandchildren. Break the habit and get more out of life.

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