|Keep Smoking Butt... Don't Expect to Live a Long and Healthy Life|
|Written by Editors, The Menopause Minute|
|Thursday, 16 August 2012 00:00|
If everyone knows the harmful effects of cigarettes, then why do 1 out of 5 women in the US (about 20 million) continue to smoke? For women at menopause, the effects are even more unpleasant. Here are the hard, cold facts:
Quitting smoking is simple but not easy. Here are some helpful tips for quitting:
Think it's too late to quit? No way. Statistics show people who benefit the most from quitting are older people who have smoked their whole lives. According to the journal Tobacco Control, the majority of lives saved due to the more widespread use of smoking cessation programs would be among older smokers, particularly those in the 45-60 age group, because that's the age when smoking related diseases really start catching up with people.
Quitting not only makes menopause symptoms more manageable, but also greatly improves your overall quality of life. If you smoke, but are still a few years away from menopause, consider finding a way to stop now, so that you can experience a normal and healthy change of life. If you need help stopping, talk with your doctor about your options.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 16 August 2012 10:25|