Since 2002, the number of people who have quit and succeeded has outpaced the number of people who are still smoking.
Perhaps the reason more people are quitting is that there is an undeniable link between smoking and fatal diseases. According to the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida, tobacco use kills more people than AIDS, alcohol, cocaine, heroin, homicide, suicide, motor vehicle crashes, and fires combined. “In the U.S., one in every five deaths that occur each year is a result of smoking,” said Dr. Asma Aftab, director of the Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Cessation Program at the University of Miami. “That makes tobacco use the number one preventable causes of death in this country.”
If that isn’t enough to convince you, check out all the positive health effects of quitting smoking then schedule your smoking cessation consultation at UHealth Clinic at Walgreens today.