More than half a million people die in the U.S. every year from smoking-related illnesses. Those deaths are preventable.
Smoking is the single most preventable cause of disease, disability and death.
“Smoking affects every system in your body,” says Donna Bond, D.N.P., R.N., a Carilion Clinic certified tobacco treatment specialist. “Every time you take a puff on a cigarette, you are constricting oxygen and blood flow to every system and every organ in your body. Over time, the damage just adds up everywhere.”