Be Tobacco Free
Being tobacco-free means avoiding all tobacco products, including:
- Smokeless tobacco or “chew,” and
- Secondhand smoke.
When people avoid tobacco, they help prevent almost all chronic diseases. When they quit smoking, they also help prevent chronic diseases for those around them.
Adopting a tobacco free lifestyle helps prevent chronic disease, improves lung function, reduces the risk of illness associated with secondhand smoke, and saves money.
- Nevada Clean Indoor Act Information
- Other Tobacco Products
- Secondhand Smoke
- Is Washoe County Tobacco-Free?
- How Can I Quit Smoking?
- Benefits Of Quitting
- Related Links And Documents
Benefits Of Quitting
- 20 minutes after quitting...your heart rate drops.
- 12 hours after quitting...carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
- 2 weeks to 3 months after quitting...your heart attack risk begins to drop, and your lung function begins to improve.
- 1 to 9 months after quitting...your coughing and shortness of breath decreases.
- 1 year after quitting...your added risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker's.
- 5 years after quitting...your stroke risk is reduced to that of a non-smoker's 5-15 years after quitting.
- 10 years after quitting...your lung cancer death rate is about half that of smoker's. Your risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney, and pancreas decreases.
- 15 years after quitting...your risk of coronary heart disease is back to that of a nonsmoker's.