Watch the following video on smoking cessation:
Smoking increases the risk of stroke by causing a build up of plaque in your arteries and increases your blood pressure.
Some tips of smoking cessation include:
- Identify your reason for smoking and break the tie with it
- Pick a quit day and start making changes to your lifestyle
- Speak to your medical professionals about using medication and Nicotine Replacement Therapy
- Join a support group
For more information on smoking, please visit the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario here.
Reference: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario