As part of SmokeFree Wisconsin’s countdown to September 1st’s increase in the cigarette and tobacco taxes we are highlighting a reason to use September 1st as an opportunity to quit smoking and using tobacco and informing Wisconsinites of a resource that is available to assist them in their resolution to quit.
Today’s reason and resource are:
REASON #5: SMOKING WEAKENS BONES
Smoking is a serious risk factor for osteoporosis, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. It’s been shown to fritter away bone density in postmenopausal women and to hike the risk of hip fractures in both sexes, according to the 2004 Surgeon General’s Report. People who endure hip fractures are 12 to 20 percent more likely to die than those who don’t, the Report notes. Smokers may also experience slower healing of broken bones and wounded tissues than do nonsmokers.
RESOURCE #5—CLEAR HORIZONS—QUITTING SMOKING OVER AGE 50
Quitting smoking can be especially challenging for people who have been smoking for many years. But the smoking addiction can be overcome, no matter what your age.
“Clear Horizons” is a website that is catered to those who are quitting smoking over the age of 50. Even after forty or fifty years of smoking, the body can repair much of the damage from smoking. Now is the time to quit and improve your life in many ways.
For more information, please visit: http://www.myclearhorizons.com/