Christine Brannock, oncology outreach manager with the Cone Health Cancer Center at Wesley Long Hospital, spoke on Fox 8 House Calls on ways to quit smart.
Where do I start?
Unfortunately, giving up smoking can be a difficult process. Gaining the support of family, friends, past smokers and/or support groups is the first step to successfully quitting the habit.
How will I benefit from quitting smoking?
Although it is a difficult process, the benefits of quitting smoking go into effect almost immediately. Within 20 minutes of quitting, the heart rate returns to a normal level, within 12 hours your carbon monoxide levels in the blood drop to a normal level and within two weeks your risk of having a heart attack begins to decrease and lung function begins to improve.
Click on the video below to learn tips on how to quit smart.