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Chronic Conditions Progress, not regress

Smoking and chronic, or long-lasting, diseases can often go hand-in-hand. The good news is, quitting smoking helps. Here are some things to keep in mind:

See improvement
Your body begins healing soon after you quit, and will continue to heal the longer you’re smoke–free. Quitting smoking can mean improving treatment, managing your condition better, and stopping symptoms.
Your first defense
If you have been diagnosed with a chronic condition and are currently taking medications to manage your condition, remember to talk with your healthcare provider before quitting smoking.

Why? When you quit, changes to nicotine levels in the body may impact the effectiveness of medications. Your healthcare provider is the best person to help you quit smoking safely and effectively.
It is never too late
No matter how long you've smoked, quitting can help improve your health.



Quitting smoking can help you better manage your chronic condition...

Last updated 2/8/2021 1:38 PM
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