Did you know that the deadliest form of cancer in the United States is lung cancer? And there are over 200,000 new cases that arise each year.
The good news is that there are ways to prevent it! Smoking is the number one risk factor for developing lung cancer.
By limiting your use of smoking devices (cigarettes, tobacco, and vapes), you can decrease your chances of developing lung cancer!
Limiting your exposure to radon, asbestos, and secondhand smoke will also limit your chances of developing cancer. Lastly, if you think you might be at risk, talk with your physician about how you can get a CT scan for lung cancer screening.
How can Moose Pharmacy Help You? We have a Smoking Cessation Program! Our pharmacists can help prescribe you nicotine patches, gum, and lozenges after a consultation visit! This is a 6 month program that provides a one-on-one support system.
Ultimately, you will decrease your chances of developing cancer, as well as other diseases, such as heart disease.
Quitting smoking will not only help your long term health, but will also show immediate improvements in your health! For example, within just 20 minutes of smoking your last cigarette, your blood pressure will start to drop.
Ask your pharmacist today about how we can help you on your journey to quit smoking!