Research proves that smoking is bad for your health. It’s common knowledge that smoking causes lung cancer, among a litany of other health issues affecting all of your organs, including your eyes. If you want to save your health and your eyes, put smoking behind you.

Stop Lighting Up and Spare Your Eyes

When you smoke, it affects your circulation, reducing blood flow throughout your body, causing damage to your eyes. When you smoke you increase your risk of:

  • macular degeneration
  • cataracts
  • diabetes

You know smoking puts your heart and lungs at risk. Add your eyes to the list. If you want to see in the future, you need to take charge now before it is too late.

A Simple Way to Quit and Put Smoking Behind You

One of the easiest ways to quit smoking is to take advantage of products that are geared to help you cut back, such as nicotine patches and gum. While you are using those products to help you on your quest to overcome smoking, try weaning yourself off of cigarettes slowly.

If you are used to a pack a day, trim it down to half a pack. Week by week, reduce your amount of cigarettes until you eventually don’t need them anymore. Exercise and stress relief can help you to manage your cravings. Remember that it will be worth it in the end.

Break Free From Smoking and See Clearly in the Future

It’s hard to give up smoking, but the rewards will be worth your struggles. You want to stick around for your golden years. You also want to be able to see a bright future ahead of you. Ask your doctor for suggestions to help you get past your cigarette addiction. Your family, friends, and your eyes will thank you when you stop lighting up. ©


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Louisville, KY 40206

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