Many people begin the New Year with resolutions they intend to keep, for some, that includes quitting smoking.
The provincial government is reminding New Brunswickers of the support system available to those who want to quit.
In a news release, the government says hundreds of residents die each year from chronic diseases linked to tobacco use including cancer, and lung and heart diseases.
Health Canada says the benefits of quitting are immediate, and profound, with your blood pressure returning to normal 20 minutes after your last cigarette.
Within a month your blood circulation improves, and your lungs will work better leading to less coughing.
By the three year mark, your risk of a heart attack will be similar to that of someone who has never smoked, and by 15 years, your life expectancy and risk of heart disease will be the same as those of a non-smoker.
Details on how to get support can be found HERE.