Celebrate dad with a happy healthy lifestyleFor many families, this Father’s Day is a time to fire up the grill or treat dad to a Sunday morning brunch. Whatever a family’s tradition may be, we recognize this as a time to say thank you to dads everywhere.
For many families, this Father’s Day is a time to fire up the grill or treat dad to a Sunday morning brunch. Whatever a family’s tradition may be, we recognize this as a time to say thank you to dads everywhere.
Unfortunately, there are many families in Wisconsin that won’t be celebrating Father’s Day this year. That’s because 2,900 kids in Wisconsin have lost their dads to smoking, and over 400 more will join them before the year is out, according to the American Lung Association.
The good news for dads that smoke is that it’s never too late to quit no matter what your age. Even at an older age, quitting smoking can improve circulation and repair lung damage. A study published in the American Journal of Public Health also showed that male smokers that quit at the age of 65 added up to two years to their lifespan and female smokers that quit at the same age gained up to three and a half years.
If you’re a father who smokes, give your children a gift they’ll treasure by calling the Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT NOW. The Quit Line, sponsored by the Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, offers free counseling and medications to help you quit smoking for good.
Quitting smoking has numerous benefits, but perhaps the greatest of all is more time spent with those we hold most dear: our families. Call 1-800-QUIT NOW today.