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BENEFITS OF QUITTING Quitting tobacco has major health benefits for people of all ages:

• Lowers the risk of lung and other cancers, heart attack, stroke, and chronic lung disease.

• Improves ulcers and reduces the risk of ulcers coming back. • Reduces the risk of mouth sores, gum problems, and tooth loss. • Saves money and improves social acceptance. • Sets a positive example to others.

Other Benefits Even if your loved one already has a tobacco-related disease, quitting still has benefits:

• For tobacco users with coronary heart disease, quitting reduces the risk of additional heart attacks and improves general health.

• Smokers diagnosed with lung cancer can improve their response to treatment and reduce their risk of the cancer coming back.

Getting over tobacco addiction isn’t easy. But the health benefits of quitting are significant.

4 How to Help Someone You Love Stop Using Tobacco

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