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Smoking is a tough habit to break. Seniors who have smoked for decades often feel as if there is no point in even trying to quit because it is too late. They assume the damage to their body has already been done.
The truth, though, is that it’s never too late to stop smoking. The health benefits of kicking the habit begin almost immediately.
5 Ways Your Health Improves When You Stop Smoking
Here are a few reasons why you should try to stop smoking no matter what your age:
The National Cancer Institute created a website designed to help smokers kick the habit. Smokefree.gov is packed with tools and resources for each step of your smoking cessation journey. You can sign up for text messages that encourage you to keep going, find tips for handling a slip, and learn how to build your own unique cessation program.
After just 72 hours without a cigarette, your body will be nicotine-free. You’ll begin to feel healthier and more energized with each passing day. You can use your new commitment to living a healthy life to participate in activities and wellness programs designed for seniors, such as those offered at Sunrise communities across the country!