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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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Your risk of cancer of the esophagus is reduced by 50% within 5 years of quitting.
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photoRemember: Whether you smoke or not, craves will pass, like an itch you don't scratch. Don't fight the craves, experience them and realize what they really are - nothing special.
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