Did you know that September is Healthy Aging Month? I didn't know until now, but I love the idea of celebrating the positive aspects of growing older, because when it comes to aging, we tend to focus on the negatives.
Aging comes with many positive advantages, including wisdom, self-discovery, and maturity. It also presents many opportunities to learn new things and form new habits. One of the new habits that many people would like to adapt is no longer smoking.
Clear Horizons is a free guide to help individuals ages 50+ to stop smoking in their later years, and equips people to have a longer, healthier life. There are also other resources to help older adults quit smoking, including the Department of Health & Human Services' National Institute on Aging's Website, as well as this video that talks about the benefits of quitting smoking when you are older.
As you can see, there are plenty of resources to help older individuals quit smoking, and there are plenty of reasons to quit. Most older individuals quit smoking to be healthier for their grandchildren, or to have more energy for their retirements. Saving money is also a great reason to quit, and it creates a smoke-free legacy for your family. No matter the motive, though, smoking is a deterrent from living your most productive and healthy life, even if it is in your later years!
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