We know it’s tough to quit smoking. But smoking can have a negative impact on your health, especially if you have a chronic condition.
At our UAMS Family Medical Centers, we offer individual counseling to help you help you curb your desire to smoke. And it’s never too late to stop smoking. The sooner you quit, the more you can reduce your chances of getting cancer and other diseases.
In the U.S., tobacco causes nearly 1 in 5 deaths, killing more than 440,000 Americans each year. Smoking is the single most preventable cause of death today. And smokers are at increased risk for many health conditions, including cancer, heart attacks, strokes and cataracts. Smoking also has a negative impact cosmetically by affecting your skin and teeth. Considering the cost of cigarettes as well as increased medical costs, you’ll also benefit financially after you quit smoking.
It’s OK to have mixed feelings, and we will work with you to meet you where you are when you need to quit smoking. Knowing the many benefits of smoking cessation, we can help you be successful in changing your life and health.
To schedule an appointment or to learn more about our smoking cessation services, please contact your local clinic.