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QUITTING facts


Fact:
Quitting reduces your risk of lung cancer by 30-50% after 10 years of abstinence. The longer you stay quit, the lower the risk.

Source:  Orleans C., and Slade J. (Eds.) (1993) Health Implications of Tobacco Addiction. Nicotine Addiction: Principles and Management. Oxford University Press: New York, NY.


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If a person has smoked regularly for a few weeks or longer and abruptly stops using tobacco or significantly reduces the amount smoked, withdrawal symptoms will occur, usually within a few hours of the last cigarette and peak about 48 to 72 hours later.
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photoWhat are you waiting for? Act now. You know you can quit. You’re already here, so put those cigarettes down and get your new life started. You won’t regret it.
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