Quitting Smoking: Is it Too Late?

 

It is well-known that smoking puts people at risk for serious diseases. Cigarettes and other tobacco products carry significant side effects. Some people who want to quit smoking hesitate because they think it is too late. However, a recent study highlighted that quitting at any age is worthwhile. Quitting earlier is better, but quitting smoking at any age may save your life.

This study on quitting smoking was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and its main author was Dr. Sarah Nash. It involved 160,000 participants, each of whom had different situations and had been smoking for different lengths of time. Even people in their 60’s and 70’s can significantly increase their life expectancy by quitting. If you thought it was too late to quit, think again.

Tips on Quitting Smoking

Quitting smoking can be challenging. However, there are many tips and resources that can help you with the process. Websites such as Quit.com offer support throughout the journey. Here are some helpful tips to help you get started.

  • Write your motivations down. Put them somewhere you can see them, like on the refrigerator.
  • Set a solid quit date.
  • Know what makes you want to smoke. Then, try to avoid or minimize those factors.
  • Clean your house and car thoroughly. Getting rid of the smoke smell can help you stay focused on other things.
  • Exercise often.
  • Throw away all of your smoking products.
  • Find new hobbies or interests. Or, start up an old one again.

Of course, these are not the only ways to quit. Each situation is unique and requires unique methods. If you know of other useful tips for quitting smoking, leave a comment and let us know!

Smoking Side Effects Keeping You From Work? Contact Us Today

Quitting smoking can be a tremendously positive lifestyle change. The risk for many possible health issues it can cause, like lung cancer and emphysema, will decrease. However, the risk will not be gone entirely. If a disability or disease prevents you from working and earning an income, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. If this is your situation, and you are still smoking, stop! Your disability claim may be denied if your continued smoking is determined to be the cause of your condition. If you have questions about disability law, please contact Summit Disability Law Group today!

The disability lawyers at Summit Disability Law Group are dedicated to getting benefits for our deserving clients. No one will work harder for you!

 

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