Risks of Smoking

Cigarette smoking is the number 1 preventable cause of death in the United States. It has the potential to cause extensive damage throughout your body and puts you at a much higher risk for a number of diseases including lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, and COPD. Quitting smoking can significantly decrease your risk of smoking-related diseases and early death. There are a number of programs available to help you quit. Some of these programs include counseling, behavioral therapies, prescription and non-prescription products. If you are a smoker and are interested in quitting, talk to your doctor or pharmacist today!