Quitting smoking has immediate, as well as long-term health benefits for men and women of all ages, reducing risks for diseases caused by smoking and improving health in general.
- Lowered risk for lung cancer and many other types of cancer
- Reduced blood pressure
- Reduced risk for heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease (narrowing of the blood vessels outside your heart)
- Fewer sick days
- Reduced heart disease risk within 1 to 2 years of quitting.
- Reduced respiratory symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath
- Reduced risk of developing lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Improved HDL levels (good cholesterol)
- Improved immune system
- Improved health of the mouth, gums and teeth
- Reduced risk for infertility in women of childbearing age. Women who stop smoking during pregnancy also reduce their risk of having a low birth weight baby
- Reduced male erectile dysfunction
- Financial savings after 5yrs, (10 per day – $29,252) (20 per day – $58,505)
- Improved skin, less wrinkles
How can 1Life Health and Wellness help employees to quit?