Just say no to using tobacco



Did you know tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States?

Even though nicotine is the addictive substance in tobacco — and is even more addictive than heroin and cocaine — it is possible to quit using tobacco.

Here are the best reasons to quit tobacco use:

Health benefits — Heart health, blood pressure, risk of cancer and lung capacity all can improve after a user quits.

Protect friends and family — Secondhand smoke increases risk of heart attacks, ear infections, premature birth, low birth weights and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Save money — The average pack of cigarettes is approximately $5 per pack. So a pack-a-day smoker spends more than $1,800 a year on cigarettes.

Here are different strategies that can be used to help quit tobacco use:

Increase physical activity and eat healthy — Increasing physical activity will not only improve your health, but will also keep off pounds. Eating healthy snacks will satisfy the oral fixation of tobacco use.

Create a support system — Find a buddy or group of people who are also trying to quit. Talking with others along the way will help in fighting off cravings.

– See more at: http://www.chieftain.com/life/3030280-120/health-tobacco-tips-quit#sthash.AA4Bfz0H.dpuf


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