What You Need To Know About Quitting Smoking

This plain-language booklet is written for the general public, particularly those who smoke. It highlights key findings from the report, presents them in an understandable way, and includes links to free resources people can use to help them quit smoking.

This booklet highlights the health benefits of quitting smoking including:

  • Improves health and increases life expectancy
  • Lowers risk of 12 types of cancer
  • Lowers risk of cardiovascular diseases
  • Lowers risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Lowers risk of some poor reproductive health outcomes
  • Benefits people who have already been diagnosed with coronary heart disease or COPD
  • Benefits people at any age – even people who have smoked for years or have smoked heavily will benefit from quitting

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