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Your Heart, Your Life: A Community Health Worker's Manual for the Hispanic Community
Session 10 Handout Help Your Heart – Don't Smoke
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Smoking cigarettes is harmful. It becomes an addiction that leads to serious health problems. Quitting smoking will lower your risk of heart attack, stroke, and lung disease. It will help you breathe easier and have more energy. In addition, your clothes, hair, and breath will smell fresher, and you will save money by not buying cigarettes. Most important, when you quit smoking, your children won't be exposed to your secondhand smoke. They will have your good example to follow.
Even if you don't smoke, it is important that you learn about the best ways to quit. Help those around you, and keep your children smoke free. Quit smoking and add years to your life!
Mariano and Néstor decided to quit smoking. Néstor made a firm pledge one morning, threw away his cigarettes, and used his willpower to quit for good. Mariano used the following three tips and also quit.
Last Updated March 2012