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Reasons to quit smoking

Everyone has their own reasons for wanting to quit smoking. From improving health for personal or family reasons, to saving money, to leaving behind the smell of cigarettes. There are many reasons to think about quitting.

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Tobacco smoke has over 7,000 chemicals. At least 172 are toxic and 69 of these are known to cause cancer.1

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After quitting lung capacity increases within 72 hours. Within 10 years, the risk of dying from lung cancer is cut in half.2

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A pack-a-day smoker could save over $5,000/year if they quit smoking. That’s enough to buy a new car after 10-years.3

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We could prevent about 2,485 cases of cancer in Alberta each year by being tobacco free.4

Want to learn more about how tobacco affects the risk of cancer and chronic disease?

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Thinking about quitting or need some motivation to remain smoke-free?

Check out the free program from AlbertaQuits, which includes tools, resources, services and a community to help you quit and remain smoke-free.

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Curious about how much money could be saved by quitting smoking?

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