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