Nicotine is a powerful drug that changes the brain as well as the body. While smoking may briefly boost mood and energy, this effect fades quickly, leaving smokers feeling tired, “down”, and craving another cigarette. Smoking reduces how much oxygen gets to the brain, and increases the risk of brain damage from stroke.
It’s never too late to stop smoking and enjoy the health benefits that will follow. After just two days of not smoking, brain function begins to improve and the risks of stroke are decreased.
For tools to help you quit, visit:
- The Canadian Cancer Society’s website: Smokers Helpline
- Call their smokers’ helpline, toll free: 1-877-513-5333
For more information on how to quit smoking:
If you only make one of the changes suggested here, this should be the one!
We’ve all heard the health risks of smoking but e-cigarettes or vaping can also be dangerous.
We also know how difficult it is to quit using tobacco. There are some products that can help.
The QuitSTART app can help you follow the steps outlined by the Centers for Disease Control