Stop Smoking

What can smoking do
to my body?

A. Lung cancer
Cigarette smoking damages cells. Cell damage can lead to tumors that start in the lungs. Then lung cancer can spread to other parts of the body.

B. Stroke
Smoking makes it easier for clots to form. The clots can block the flow of blood. A stroke happens when blood can’t get to the brain.

C. COPD (Includes Emphysema and Bronchitis)
COPD, which stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a group of lung conditions. COPD makes it hard to breathe. It may get slowly worse as damage to the lung evolves.

If I stop smoking today...I CAN lower my risk of lung cancer, stroke, and COPD.


D. Coronary Heart Disease
Cigarette smoking narrows the blood vessels and can cause the heart to work harder.

E. Cervical Cancer
Smoking is linked to cervical cancer.

Also...
Women who smoke and take birth control pills are over 13 1/2 times more likely to have a heart attack. Women who do not smoke and take birth control pills have less chance of a heart attack.

If I stop smoking today...I CAN lower my risk of cervical cancer. I can also help keep my heart healthy.

 

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