Smoking Cessation

You only Need One Reason to Quit !

Smoking Cessation has actually become a movement worldwide !

What is Smoking Cessation ?

Smoking Cessation is the basically discontinuing to inhale a smoked substance.

Why do it ?

  1. Regain a beautiful smile
  2. Save money
  3. And most important of all, the health benefits are enormous

Smoking and Oral Health

According to WebMD “Smoking leads to dental problems, including:

  • Bad breath
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Inflammation of the salivary gland openings on the roof of the mouth
  • Increased build up of plaque and tartar on the teeth
  • Increased loss of bone within the jaw
  • Increased risk of leukoplakia, white patches inside the mouth
  • Increased risk of developing gum disease, a leading cause of tooth loss
  • Delayed healing process following tooth extraction, periodontal treatment, or oral surgery
  • Lower success rate of dental implant procedures
  • Increased risk of developing oral cancer”

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/smoking-oral-health

Never too late to quit !

If you ever thought it was too late …take a look at these astonishing facts on Smoking Cessation from the Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoking_cessation

“Many of tobacco’s detrimental health effects can be reduced or largely removed through smoking cessation. The health benefits over time of stopping smoking include:

  • Within 20 minutes after quitting, blood pressure and heart rate decrease
  • Within 12 hours, carbon monoxide levels in the blood decrease to normal
  • Within 48 hours, nerve endings and sense of smell and taste both start recovering
  • Within 3 months, circulation and lung function improve
  • Within 9 months, there are decreases in cough and shortness of breath
  • Within 1 year, the risk of coronary heart disease is cut in half
  • Within 5 years, the risk of stroke falls to the same as a non-smoker, and the risks of many cancers (mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, cervix) decrease significantly
  • Within 10 years, the risk of dying from lung cancer is cut in half,[134] and the risks of larynx and pancreas cancers decrease
  • Within 15 years, the risk of coronary heart disease drops to the level of a non-smoker; lowered risk for developing COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) …”

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Quit smoking resources:

Health Canada: Health Concerns -Tobacco

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/tobac-tabac/index-eng.php

Healthy Canadians: You can quit smoking. We can help.

http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/health-sante/tobacco-tabac/quit-arretez-eng.php

Healthy Canadians: Help Someone Quit Smoking

http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/health-sante/tobacco-tabac/help-aide-eng.php

Health Canada: Quit Now

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/tobac-tabac/quit-cesser/now-maintenant/index-eng.php

You Only Need One Reason To Quit

http://www.smokershelpline.ca/

Dr. Oz on How to Quit Smoking Video on Oprah

http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Dr-Ozs-Advice-on-How-to-Quit-Smoking-Video