THE TENNESSEAN | Of the thousands of heart and lung operations I have performed, the most common cause of the underlying disease in these patients was a single voluntary behavior: smoking.
That tragedy is what Tennessee Quit Week (Feb. 22-28) is all about.
Smoking absolutely leads to a shorter, poorer-quality life. It more than doubles a person’s risk of stroke or heart disease, and increases the risk of lung cancer by 25 times!
Read more at the The Tennessean: https://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/contributors/2016/02/22/tennessee-quit-week-first-step-healthier-nashville/80705838/