|Did You Know?
|After Quitting For...
- Carbon monoxide levels drop in the body
- Oxygen levels in your blood return to normal
- Your chances of a smoking related heart attack start to decrease
- Your sense of taste and smell begin to improve
- Breathing will start to become easier as bronchial tubes relax
- Your lung function increases by 30%
|2 weeks to 3 months
- Your coughing, stuffy nose, tiredness and shortness of breath will start to improve
- Your risk of smoking related heart attack is cut in half
Other great benefits include:
Significant financial saving, whiter teeth and fresher breath, healthier skin and fewer wrinkles, setting a better example for children, better air quality in your home or vehicle, and many more!
Write down your reasons to quit and share them with friends and family. Post them around your home or office to act as a reminder throughout your journey to quit!
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Doctor or Pharmacist
Your doctor or pharmacist is an excellent resource. You may want to consider trying nicotine replacement therapy (gum, patch, inhaler) or a prescription to help you quit and stay quit.
Addiction Services offices are located throughout Alberta to help individuals, families and communities with problems created by the harmful use of alcohol, other drugs and gambling. They help sisters, brothers, moms, dads, husbands, wives, co-workers and friends achieve a safe and healthy lifestyle.
Freedom From Smoking
Freedom from smoking is an online quit program developed by the American Lung Association. It takes you through modules, each containing several lessons you are trying to complete, as you move through the program. This resource can be accessed anytime, day or night, on a schedule of your choosing.
Teen smokers can use this online quit program available from Health Canada.
There are a number of quit smoking apps for iPhone and Android devices that can help you track your progress through your mobile device.
- Smoke Free
- LIVESTRONG My Quit Coach
- Craving to Quit
- Quit Pro