On the way home | Smoking Control and Cessation | Health and Care of Seniors

On the way home |  Smoking Control and Cessation |  Health and Care of Seniors

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Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do to improve your health and the benefits of getting away almost immediately begin.

Start Treatment: Benefits of Departing Certificate.  20 minutes: Blood pressure and pulse return to normal.  24 hours: The risk of a heart attack begins with dew.  14 days: Circulation increases.  Airline relaxes in the lungs.  1 to 9 months: less coughing.  Lungs are working better.  1 year: Added smoking-related risk of heart disease or stroke.  5 years: The risk of a stroke is the same as that never smoked.  10 years: The risk of dying of lung cancer is much lower.  15 years: The risk of heart disease is similar to the non-smoker.

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Quitting smoking is a complicated journey. Dr. Mike Evans from Ontario has made an excellent video that can help get you ready for a quiet endeavor.

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If you are prepared to make a quiet attempt, there are numerous means to help;

Smokers’ Helpline
Smokers' HelplineA free and confidential service operated by the Cancer Society of Canada to help provide personal and information about quitting smoking and tobacco use. Telephone and online services available in Manitoba.

1st Week Challenge
First week ChallengeQuit smoking during the first 7 days of the month and you could win $500! Why is the first week so important? Because if you go out next week, you’re 9X more likely to retire for good. Quitting smoking is the best one you can do.

Manitoba Quits
ManitobaQuitsThe monthly quit smoking contest that encourages smokers to quit for only 24 hours. Their phrase, “everyone counts quiet” suggests that each quiet endeavor helps a person such as skills, mental strength and motivation to finally quit for good.

Run to Quit
Run to QuitRun to Quit helps smokers of any fitness level quit smoking by learning to walk or run 5 km! Participants can join the Program itself OR gain extra support by participating in running the Retirement Program.

On the way to Quitting
On the way to QuittingThese Health Canada guides will provide you with the information and skills you need to successfully stop smoking. Spend some time online reviewing a book, order a copy or a paper to view your options, understand what to expect in a quiet endeavor, and learn tips to help you along the way.

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