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I have been smoking for many years? Why should I stop smoking now?


Lung cancer takes years to develop. The risk increases with each year of smoking, and with each cigarette smoked per day. Stopping smoking will reduce the risk of cancer developing. Smoking also increases the risk of other diseases, such as chronic lung disease, heart disease, stroke and other cancers such as head and neck cancers. Stopping smoking will reduce the risk of lung cancer developing as well as reduce the likelihood of developing heart and lung problems.  Smoking can also harm your spouse and family members

How do I stop smoking? How do I stop a family member from smoking?

Smoking cessation clinics are available at many family practitioner's and polyclinics. Avail yourselves to any of these clinics. Giving a family member support will also help him or her to stop smoking. The Quit Programme has a self-help booklet that will also assist you.

National Cancer Institute www.cancer.gov/types/lung 
Cancer Therapies www.cancer.gov/Targeted 
American Cancer Society www.cancer.org/cancer/index 
National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) www.ncbi.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0004529 
American Cancer Society www.cancer.org 
American Lung Association www.lungusa.org 
Lung Cancer Resources Library www.cancerindex.org/clinks21.htm 
Cancer Information Service (National Cancer Institute, USA) www.nci.nih.gov 

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For further enquiries on lung cancer, please call the Cancer Helpline at (65) 6225 5655 or email to cancerhelpline@nccs.com.sg
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