LEXINGTON, Ky (9/18/2013)—According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 43.8 million people smoke cigarettes in the United States.
It’s a bad habit that most people want to kick, but can’t for a variety of different reasons. Some people say they don’t want to gain weight, others say that they don’t want to lose their mind. According to the CDC, smoking cigarettes is the leading preventable cause of death, and if that’s not a big enough incentive to for you to stop today, here are some more.
-You’ll be more attractive. Your breath will be fresher, your fingers and teeth will look cleaner, your hair and clothes will smell better, and your skin will look younger.
-You can be in the best shape of your life. Your circulation, lung capacity, heartbeat, and stamina will improve
-You can save money and buy something that you’ve always wanted to buy before! Cigarettes are a very expensive habit.
-You can protect the health of those people that you care about around you.
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department provides classes for those interested in quitting smoking. It isn’t easy, but it is a habit that is worth breaking. The Tobacco Cessation Education and Support is a 12-week Cooper-Clayton class that will provide you with methods and support to reach your goal. which is a proven system with excellent results, even for heavy smokers.
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