Quitting smoking now is the single best thing you can do for your health. Smoking harms almost every organ in your body and is a known cause of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and many respiratory illnesses. Smoking causes many diseases that can make you disabled and dependent on other people. See more about how smoking affects your health.
But quitting smoking now can reverse much of the damage. When you quit, you’ll notice a difference right away. You can taste and smell food better. Your cough goes away. Even if you already have a disease or condition caused by smoking, you will notice a positive change. Quitting improves your health, no matter how long you have smoked. See more about the benefits of quitting.