Quitting the Use of Commercial Tobacco Products

Understanding why you should quit and having the tools to do so are important in our goal of creating a tobacco-free York County.

The Benefits of Quitting Smoking Today.

Smoking has negative short term and long term effects. Read below to learn the benefits of quitting smoking now.
20 Minutes

Blood pressure drops to normal
Pulse rate drops to normal
Body temperature of hands and feet increases to normal

2 weeks to 3 months

Circulation improves
Walking becomes easier
Lung function increases up to 30%

5 Years

Lung cancer death rate for average former smoker (one pack a day) decreases by almost half
Stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker 5-15 years after quitting
Risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, and esophagus is half that of a smoker’s

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The True Cost of Smoking

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average cost of a pack of cigarettes is $6.28, which means a pack-a-day habit sets you back $188 per month or $2,292 per year. Ten years of smoking comes with a $22,920 price tag.

Calculate how much you will save if you quit today:

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