Smoking is habit that many people fall into. A puff here to look cool, a drag there to relax and before you know it, you crave a cigarette morning, noon and night.
If you are a smoker, take out one of your cigarettes and break it in half. You just saved 11 minutes of your life. Now, take that whole pack and throw it in the trash. Guess how many minutes of your life you just saved? 220! Can you believe that? You just extended your life by 220 minutes in the 3 seconds it took you to throw that pack out.
To give you an idea of the big picture, if you were to stop smoking tobacco today, you could extend your life by 6.5 years if you have been a smoker all your life! This number doesn’t even take into account the number of years your life will be cut short if you were to develop mouth or lung cancer. The detrimental effects of smoking tobacco could have a profound effect on you and your family.
This video offers tips on how to quit. If you need further assistance, visit the New Jersey Quitline homepage.