Rewards of Quitting Tobacco

Smiling man and child

  1. Immediately your breath, clothes and hair smell better.
  2. Embarrassment you may feel from smoking instantly lifts.
  3. Premature wrinkling of the skin and the staining of your teeth cease right away.
  4. Within 1 day, your chances of having and dying from a heart attack go down.
  5. After 2 days, your food begins to taste better and your sense of smell returns to normal.
  6. Ordinary activities no longer leave you out of breath, within 2 — 12 weeks.
  7. Within 1 — 9 months, you will feel more energized.
  8. Your risk of heart disease is half that of a smoker within 1 year of quitting.
  9. After 5 years, you have a significantly reduced risk of getting lung cancer and your chance of having a stroke is the same as that of a nonsmoker.
  10. Within 10 years, if you are a pack‐a‐day smoker, you will save about $29,000.
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94 Old Short Hills Road
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300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 222-5200
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Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus
600 River Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 363-1900
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1 Clara Maass Drive
Belleville, NJ 07109
(973) 450-2000
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Community Medical Center
99 Highway 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 557-8000
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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
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Jersey City Medical Center
355 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 915-2000
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1 Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton, NJ 08690
(609) 586-7900
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RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
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RWJ University Hospital Somerset
110 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 685-2200
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Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center
1691 U.S. Highway 9
CN 2025
Toms River, NJ 08754
(732) 914-1688
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