If you smoke cigarettes, quitting is a healthy choice for you
and your family. Smoking is harmful to your body, and can lead to many health issues, including heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer. The sooner you stop smoking, the sooner your body will start to heal from the damage that cigarettes caused. One year after quitting smoking, your risk for a heart attack drops sharply, and 10 years after quitting, your risk for lung cancer drops by half.