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If you currently smoke, quit right away. If you don’t smoke now, keep it that way!

Here’s a shocker - smoking is bad for you.

This one’s personal for me because my dad died of lung cancer, even though he stopped smoking seven years before he got his first lung cancer.

Why is smoking bad?

Smoking leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body.

More than 16 million people in the United States are living with a disease caused by smoking. For every person who dies because of smoking, at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related illness. 

Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Smoking also increases risk for many other diseases.

Secondhand smoke is also bad and contributes to 41,000 deaths each year.

If you currently smoke, chew tobacco, vape, or use any other tobacco products, quit right away — your health care team can help you. Your entire body will thank you.

If you don’t smoke now, please keep it that way!

Dr. Sam Speron

If you currently smoke, quit right away. If you don’t smoke now, keep it that way!



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