Another Reason to Quit Smoking
Posted: June 17, 2011
Improvements in oral health and overall health begin only 20 minutes after your last cigarette. After 20 minutes, blood pressure and pulse rate decrease, and body temperature of hands and feet increase. After 8 hours, carbon monoxide levels in blood drops to normal while oxygen increases to normal. This is good news for gum and overall health. Improvements continue in the months and years following quitting tobacco.
Are you ready to make a quit plan? If so, call (570) 296-3400 or visit Penn State Extension in Pike County, 514 Broad Street, Milford PA for group or individual counseling, support and nicotine replacement. Thanks to a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, there is no charge for this program. The next group will start on Wednesday, July 6th; pre-registration is required.
Karen F shares her experience after quitting in the tobacco program at Penn State Extension: “I have been tobacco-free since the end of March when I finished my ‘stash’. However, I am eating quite a few pretzels. I had to go to the dentist for a cleaning and he was absolutely ecstatic. You would think I was a member of his family!! He could tell I had quit smoking right away. My gums are healthier and my teeth are whiter too. And they’ll stay that way! All and all I am healthier thanks to the support of this quit program.”