Smoking remains a leading cause of death and disability in NSW, accounting for around 5,300 deaths and 46,000 hospitalisations each year. Half of all long-term smokers will die prematurely because they smoked.
The best thing smokers can do for their health is to quit smoking. It doesn’t matter whether you are male or female, young or old or how long you have been smoking, quitting will improve your health. Even if you already have a smoking-related problem like heart or lung disease, you still benefit from quitting.
Your appearance also benefits from quitting smoking. It reduces the risk of:
Quitting smoking is also good for the health of your children. A smoke-free environment for your children lowers their risk of:
Some other benefits of quitting:
Remember, it’s never too late to quit smoking. The sooner you quit the better.
For help with quitting smoking contact the
Quitline 13 78 48 (13 QUIT) or speak with your health professional.
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