Quitting Smoking Promotes Long Term Health at Any Age, Surgeon General Stresses

January 30th, 2020

Woman reading on a couch. Learn more about quitting smoking.A new report from U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams – the first official report on quitting smoking in 30 years – emphasizes the benefits of quitting tobacco on individuals and society as a whole.

The report reminds tobacco users that there are numerous immediate and long-term health benefits that come from quitting.  It also reduces the financial burden on smokers and public health as a whole.

The surgeon general stated in the report that there is currently inadequate evidence to conclude that e-cigarettes help users quit smoking.

See the full report from the surgeon general here >>

The good news is that it’s never been more accessible for Coloradans to quit smoking. The report says that more than two-thirds of U.S. adult cigarette smokers are interested in quitting, and most have tried to quit at least once in the past year. And for good reason:

  • Quitting benefits anyone at any age.
  • Quitting tobacco reduces the risk of premature death and can add as much as a decade to your life.
  • People who quit with support – such as quit support medications approved by the U.S. FDA and counseling, like they can get from the Colorado QuitLine – are 7x more likely to stay tobacco-free for good.

If you’re thinking about quitting, or ready to try again, start here. We also have resources for you if you want to help a friend or family member.