Did you know that within 24 hours of quitting smoking the risk of having a heart attack goes down, within 8 hours the level of carbon monoxide in your blood drops to normal, and within 2 weeks to 3 months a person can get more air into their lungs and breathe easier? These are just some of the health benefits gained by quitting smoking and that’s not even counting the money saved or the positive impact this decision makes on loved ones.

To mark National Non-Smoking Week (January 16th to 22nd), Health Canada is encouraging Canadians to find out about the resources available to help smokers quit. Find out more on the Smoking, vaping and tobacco page on Canada.ca, which includes links to free counselling, coaching and other services in your province or territory, as well as a section on the risks of vaping (including a tip sheet for parents on talking to teens about vaping).

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