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Why Quit Smoking?

    Because Your Life Depends on It!

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in Canada:
  • 45,000 Canadians die from smoking each year - and the number is still growing.

  • Smoking is responsible for one in five deaths in Canada. This is roughly five times the number of deaths caused by car accidents, suicides, drug abuse, murder and AIDS combined. The chance of dying from smoking for long-time smokers is 1 in 2. Deaths from smoking result in 15 years loss of expected life, on average.

  • About half the deaths from smoking happen before the smoker reaches 70 years of age. These smokers lose an average of 22 years of life. Older persons (70 and over) who die because of smoking lose an average of 8 years of life expectancy.

  • Of the 45,000 deaths each year:
    29,000 are men
    16,000 are women
    100 are infants!

and cigarettes are killing more women...
  • "As a result of the dramatic rise in female smokers in the 1960s and 1970s, it is expected that female smoking-related deaths will continue to rise until the turn of the century and may reach, or even exceed, male levels by the year 2005." - Health Canada Press Release, Jan 1999
  • Cigarette smoking kills 43 Canadian women each day  

  • Every 35 minutes, a Canadian woman dies as a result of smoking.

  • Lung cancer kills more women than breast cancer.

  • Women who smoke get more coughs, colds and minor illnesses. Women who smoke have decreased bone density (osteoporosis) and an increased risk of fracture.  

  • Women who smoke AND use birth control pills are at a much higher risk of stroke or heart disease.  

  • Death by stroke is five times higher in women who smoke. 

  • Smoking doubles the risk of cervical cancer.  

  • Heart disease kills 4 in 10 Canadian women. For women, smoking triples the risk of dying from heart disease.  

  • Middle-aged women who smoke are likely to be as wrinkled as non smokers who are 15 to 20 years older.

and if that’s not enough ...
  • Smoking increases the risk of lung diseases including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
  • Smoking is a major risk factor for vascular disease,  (a narrowing of the blood vessels that carry blood to the leg and arm muscles and a cause of impotence in men), as well as cerebrovascular diseases that cause strokes.  
Add years to your life, and life to your years! You can become a non-smoker without weeks of struggle or potentially dangerous drugs  when you book your appointment to quit smoking with hypnosis. Hypnosis is the natural and easy way to quit smoking.


Sources: Health Canada,  National Clearinghouse on Tobacco and Health, Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse.

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Within 20 Minutes of Quitting Smoking

AT 20 MINUTES after your last cigarette, your blood pressure and pulse rate drop;

AT 8 HOURS after quitting smoking, carbon monoxide levels in blood drop to normal

AT 24 HOURS after you quit smoking, your chance of a heart attack decreases

AFTER 48 HOURS, your ability to smell and taste is enhanced as nerve endings begin to re-grow

BETWEEN 2 WEEKS TO 3 MONTHS after quitting smoking, circulation improves, walking becomes easier and lung function improves

AT 1 TO 9 MONTHS after you stop smoking, you'll see a decrease in coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue and shortness of breath

AT 1 YEAR after you give up cigarettes, your risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker

AT 5 TO 15 YEARS after you give up smoking, your stroke risk is reduced to that of people who have NEVER smoked

AT 10 YEARS after you stop smoking, your risk of lung cancer drops to one-half that of continuing smokers

AT 15 YEARS after quitting, quitting smoking  your risk of coronary heart disease is reduced to that of people who have NEVER smoked; and your life expectancy returns to the level of those who have NEVER smoked!

                                         Source: American Cancer Society -- When Smokers Quit - The Health Benefits of Quitting
 
 
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