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Information from Health Canada to help quit smoking.


Did you know that within 24 hours of quitting smoking the risk of having a heart attack starts to go down, within 8 hours the level of carbon monoxide in your blood drops to normal, and within 2 weeks to 3 months a person can get more air into their lungs and breathe easier? These are just some of the health benefits gained by quitting smoking and that’s not even counting the money saved or the positive impact this decision makes on loved ones.

Health Canada is encouraging Canadians to visit Canada.ca to find out about the resources available to help smokers quit.
Highlights of available resources:

  • Read about the five stages of quitting, each involving different issues and challenges.
  • Call the Pan-Canadian Quitline at 1-866-366-3667 or click here for a map of information by province or territory.
  • Check out the Break It Off campaign, featuring ideas on how to break up with smoking, overcoming triggers and cravings, and where to download a free mobile app to help avoid smoking temptations!
  • Take a moment to read On the Road to Quitting, the Quit4Life (Q4L) handbook, and the Guide to becoming a non-smoker for young adults (works for seniors too!). (All are available online or you may order a print copy.)
  • Use the Cost Calculator to find out how much money you can save on cigarettes and tobacco products.


 

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