In 2018, 34.2 million people in the United States said that they smoked cigarettes and 55.1% of adult smokers said that they made an attempt to quit smoking in the past year. Smoking can increase the risk for heart disease and lung cancer but can be reduced as soon as 1 year after you quit smoking. There are many methods and resources of quitting smoking as well as medications. Nicotine replacements can be used to ease off cigarettes.
Consult with a healthcare professional and support services to start your journey today.