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%.

Dr. Rodolfo G. Gutierrez-MaciasFamily Medicine physician at ARC Leander says, “Quitting smoking will help you live longer by reducing your risk for serious health problems, many diseases, and death.”

Dr. Gutierrez-Macias adds that if you are going to quit smoking, an appointment with your doctor is a good first step. He says, “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 or via MyChart, or by calling ARC Leander at 512-259-2198.

For more health tips from ARC doctors, tune into the weekly ARC Healthcare Minute on KLBJ News Radio or also listen to podcasts from past episodes on the ARC website.

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