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A perfect Valentine’s Day gift

Feb 08, 2011
Let’s get to the heart of it this Valentine’s Day. The best gift you can give your family and yourself is a healthy heart.

Let’s get to the heart of it this Valentine’s Day. The best gift you can give your family and yourself is a healthy heart. 

That means if you use tobacco, it’s time to quit. It is the single best thing you can do to improve your health and it tells those who love you that you want to be around for them.

Want more reasons to love quitting this February? How about these:

  • Within 20 minutes of quitting, blood pressure, pulse, and the temperature in your hands and feet all return to normal.
  • Within 72 hours, lung capacity will have grown and you'll find it's easier to breathe.
  • Within 1 year of quitting, your risk of heart disease is about one-half that of someone who smokes.
  • Quit when the kids are young and their chance of becoming tobacco users drops by half.
  • You’ll save money by not buying tobacco products and you can expect your insurance rates to drop too.
  • You can enter the Driven to Quit Challenge and you may drive away a winner in a new Honda hybrid. Enter at www.driventoquit.ca or call Your Health Connection weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520.

 

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