Tobacco smoke contains various substances that are damaging to health. It is always sensible to stop smoking. Try to avoid passive smoking. The effects of stopping smoking are measurable after just a short time. Your condition and blood circulation improve immediately. After 1 year of not smoking the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases is halved. After 10 years the risk of developing lung cancer is halved and the risk of developing other types of cancer is reduced. After 10 to 15 years the risk of having a stroke and of developing cardiovascular diseases is the same as that of a non-smoker.

Smoking and your health

There are a number of health effects associated with smoking.

iGene Passport

iGene offers you an insight into your personal risks of developing conditions and tells you whether stopping smoking (and avoiding passive smoking) may be particularly important for you to help prevent certain conditions. In addition, an iGene Passport provides you with information on what else you can do to reduce any risks. Here we focus on behaviour that will help you maximise the benefits to your health. In the publication below you can read more about what iGene can do for you.

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