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Pick Your Promise: Quit Smoking

By now, the perils of smoking are no secret, yet many continue down its addictive path. During American Heart Month, we’re calling out smoking as one of the preventable causes of heart disease, the number one killer of women. If you’re still reaching for a cigarette, think about putting it down. In doing so, here are a few health benefits you’ll begin to see: 

  • Your heart rate and blood pressure will lower to a healthier level
  • Your heart, brain and arteries will have more oxygen to go around
  • You’ll decrease your likelihood at developing blood clots
  • Your endurance for physical activity will increase

So, if you haven’t already, it’s time to quit smoking; your life depends on it.

For more information on how to quit smoking and how to prevent heart disease, visit 

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