3 Key Reasons to Quit Smoking
Learn how smoking affects your health and longevity.
These days, everyone knows that smoking affects your health. But what are the specific consequences? Here are the three big ones.
The added stress increases your risk of developing heart disease or even of having a heart attack. If you smoke, it is essential that you get regular screenings to monitor your risk of heart disease.
Damage to your immune system
A weakened immune system can't efficiently fight off bacteria or virus. Longevity among smokers is much lower than that of non-smokers. However, side effects of smoking can be reversed in a relatively short amount of time.
Time to quit! Check out information from The American Cancer Society for ways to ditch the bad habit, find the right treatment option for you and join support groups to see you through to your goal. Osceola Regional Medical Center invites you to learn more about the link between smoking and your heart's health at the Central Florida Cardiac & Vascular Institute. Schedule an appointment or ask a question by calling our free Consult-A-Nurse® service at 1-800-447-8206.