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 #10: QUITTING SMOKING IS BENEFICIAL AT ALL AGES
Quitting smoking is beneficial at all ages, and the earlier in life one quits, the greater the benefits. People who quit smoking cut their risk of lung cancer by 30% to 50% after 10 years compared to continuing smokers, and cut their risk of oral and esophageal cancer in half within 5 years after quitting.
TODAY IS A GREAT DAY TO QUIT!!
RESOURCE #10—CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO FREE KIDS—QUIT FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE
The “Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids” website provides many helpful resources to help you quit smoking.
The “Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids” is a leader in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its devastating consequences in the United States and around the world. By changing public attitudes and public policies on tobacco, we strive to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.
For more information about quitting, please CLICK HERE!