Smoking in Moncton? Stop Today!
Did You Know how bad smoking is to your health?
- 1 Person Dies every 6 seconds from a tobacco related disease. That relates to 10 people per minute.
- Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals. Over 250 are know to be harmful to humans.
- Over 20% of all deaths in the United States are from smoking.
- Over 600,000 people die each year from 2nd hand smoke.
- There are 1.1 billion tobacco users worldwide. In the next 20 years this is expected to reach 1.6 billion.
Canada Smoking Trends
- In 2011, one in five, or about 5.8 million Canadians smoked–more males (22.3%) than females (17.5%).
- Fewer people are heavy smokers today compared to a decade ago–and more males (23.5%) than females (14.2%) are heavy smokers.
- The smoking rate fell more rapidly among teens (15 to 19 years) than any other age group.
- One in ten 15 to 17 year olds (about 121,000) smoked in 2011. They were three times more likely to smoke in homes where someone smoked regularly (22.4% versus 7.0%).
- Smoking has a substantial impact on health and life expectancy—smokers could lose about 9 years of life expectancy.
Teen Smoking Declines
Between 2001 and 2011, smoking rates declined sharply in all age groups among females. In a pattern similar to males, the greatest decline was for females aged 18 to 19 whose smoking rate decreased from 34.2% to 18.5%, followed by 15 to 17 year-olds, whose smoking rate dropped from 22.3% to 8.7%.
Smoking and life expectancy
The health benefits of stopping smoking are well-documented. For example, previous research has identified that within a year of quitting smoking, the chance of developing heart disease drops to half that of a smoker. Between 5 to 15 years after quitting, the chance of developing lung cancer decreases by almost half and the risk of dying from cancer is similar to a non-smoker.
Smoking is also clearly related to life expectancy. The earlier in life a person quits the greater the health benefits. Quitting before the age of 30 avoids more than 90% of the lung cancer mortality attributed to smoking. Generally, the earlier one stops, the greater the improvement in life expectancy. For example, stopping smoking at 60 years of age gains about 3 years of life expectancy while stopping smoking at 30 years of age gains about 10 years.
Recent research by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) looked at smoking and other health-related behaviors for adults 20 years and older living in Ontario. The study concentrated on smoking, heavy alcohol consumption, poor diet, physical inactivity and stress–to better understand how these five behaviors impact life expectancy.
E-Cigarettes / Vaping
There are changes for Henderson residents who use electronic cigarettes.
City commissioners voted on Tuesday night to add e-cigarettes to the city’s existing smoking law that already includes tobacco products.
With a four to one vote, it is now law that vaping is considered under the same definition as smoking.
Under the new ordinance, e-cigs, along with tobacco cigarettes, will no longer be allowed within a 15-foot radius from public places like city parks, fountains, and city swimming pools.
As more Provinces and States look at E-cigs / Vaping you can expect more regulations banning their use in public places. Eventually they will be treated the same as cigarettes regarding use and the harmful effects of second hand smoke.
Individuals in Moncton NB have the choice of two excellent Stop Smoking Treatment Centers.
Royal Hypnotherapy can modify your behavioral processes to help Moncton smokers overcome their addiction to nicotine. With an over 85% success rate they have helped many life time smokers take back control of their life and look forward to a long and healthy future.
Imagine Laserworks is Moncton #1 Low Level Laser treatment center. Not only able to help you break your nicotine addiction but remain in control of your bodies weight at the same time.
Call one of Moncton’s Premier Stop Smoking Treatment Centers today! Take back control of your life and health.