If you are a smoker, you are risking not only your own health but that of those who are around you particularly your spouse. In 2009, M. Maria Glymour, ScD, assistant professor in the Department of Society, Human Development and Health at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, reported on a study of 16,225 people who were married to smokers. The people were followed for an average of nine years. It was found that people who had never smoked but were married to a person currently smoking had a 42% greater risk for a first stroke when compared to people who never smoked married to people who had also never smoked. The risk jumped up to 72% higher risk for ex-smokers married to a person currently smoking.
Smoking is dangerous not only to your health but the health of those you love. Quitting smoking can bring down the risk of your spouse having a stroke. If you need help to become a healthy nonsmoker, hypnotherapy can help. Stop smoking and you and your spouse have the best chance to BE WELL.