Quit Smoking and Live Longer

It is well documented that quitting smoking has many benefits, both health-wise and socially. In fact, statistics show that quitting smoking can increase your life span; people who quit smoking before age 50 reduce their risk of death over the next 15 years by 50%.

“(Quitting smoking) will help you live longer by reducing your risk for serious health problems, many diseases, and death. Smoking is often linked to impotence and infertility; quitting improves your sex life and your ability to conceive.” says Dr. Rodolfo G. Gutierrez-MaciasARC Family Medicine

If you are going to quit smoking, an appointment with your doctor is a good first step says, Dr. Gutierrez-Macias. “Visit your doctor and ask about counseling and medications that may help.” He offers some more helpful tips and suggestions in this podcast.

If you want to quit smoking, make an appointment with Dr. Gutierrez-Macias at ARC Leander. Request an appointment online, via MyChart, or call ARC Leander at 512-259-2198.

For more health tips from ARC doctors, tune into the weekly ARC Healthcare Minute on KLBJ News Radio 590AM/99FM on Mondays at 7:29am and 8:29am. You can also listen to podcasts from past episodes on the ARC website.

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