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Seniors and smoking

Did you know about 10% of adults over the age of 65 continue to smoke tobacco on a daily or occasional basis?

The good news is that it is never too late to quit smoking. While older adults are less likely to try quitting than younger people, they are actually more likely to be successful at quitting. Even older adults already experiencing chronic diseases or cancer benefit greatly from tobacco cessation in disease management. Want to know more?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Benefits of quitting

It is never too late to quit smoking. Within days of quitting, it becomes easier to breathe, and a person's sense of taste and smell will improve. Non-smokers recover from surgeries and fall-related injuries faster than smokers. And long-term smokers will actually see short-term health benefits faster than those who have only been smoking for a short time.

Quitting during COVID
Is it a good idea to quit smoking or vaping during the COVID-19 pandemic?