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How important is it to quit smoking to live a long, healthy life?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Walid Harb
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Quit Smoking
Many research studies established that smoking shortens lifespan.
Smoking has been shown to be the worst risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, pad, emphysema & in many cancers. When patient stop smoking, they live longer & healthier lives. It may take several attempts to quit smoking. It is important to keep trying & ask your doctor for help to improve your chances to quit.

In brief: Quit Smoking
Many research studies established that smoking shortens lifespan.
Smoking has been shown to be the worst risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, pad, emphysema & in many cancers. When patient stop smoking, they live longer & healthier lives. It may take several attempts to quit smoking. It is important to keep trying & ask your doctor for help to improve your chances to quit.
Dr. Walid Harb
Dr. Walid Harb
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: VERY
Essentially every person who smokes for more than 20 years will give up 10 or more years of life.
The life that remains will almost certainly be effected by illness - 20% get lung cancer, another 10% head and neck cancer, another 10% other cancers, and about 20% bronchitis and emphysema. An additional 30% will die of heart disease. Your chances of a long and healthy life smoking are low......

In brief: VERY
Essentially every person who smokes for more than 20 years will give up 10 or more years of life.
The life that remains will almost certainly be effected by illness - 20% get lung cancer, another 10% head and neck cancer, another 10% other cancers, and about 20% bronchitis and emphysema. An additional 30% will die of heart disease. Your chances of a long and healthy life smoking are low......
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: VERY, VERY important
Eat healthfully w at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day (organic is best).
Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Watch portion sizes. No tobacco, illicit drugs & low to no alcohol use. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs sleep /night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Maintain good hygiene. Daily physical

In brief: VERY, VERY important
Eat healthfully w at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day (organic is best).
Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Watch portion sizes. No tobacco, illicit drugs & low to no alcohol use. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs sleep /night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Maintain good hygiene. Daily physical
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
activity – preferably in a green space. Do both cardio & weight training. Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Form & nurture quality relationships. Keep your priorities straight. Keep family high on that list. Obtain medical & mental health care when needed. Work toward physical, emotional & spiritual balance.
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