Health benefits and expert tips to quit smoking

Tobacco is the second most addictive drug on earth, second only to meth. It's believed just a few cigarettes can get a person hooked.

The best advice from health advocates is "if you don't smoke, don't start." But, if you are a smoker and you want to kick the habit, Connie Bryan of On-Site Health Solutions joined 16 Morning News with some tips to quit.

Set a quit date and tell everyone you know so there is no pressure. Seek help from your doctor and identify what motivates you to stop smoking.

There are several health benefits to quitting smoking. Blood pressure can be lowered 20 minutes after quitting. Oxygen levels normalize 8 hours after the last cigarette and after 48 hours smell and taste improve, as well as nerve ending regenerating.

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