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Smoking cessation counseling

Smoking is linked to pneumonia so quitting smoking may help prevent you from getting pneumonia again.

Why this is important:

Smoking damages your lungs and can make it hard to breath. Smoking increases your chances of getting pneumonia or other chronic lung diseases like emphysema and bronchitis. Smoking is also linked to lung cancer, heart disease and stroke, and can cause premature death.

The chart above shows the percentage of patients that were given information, before you leave the hospital, to help you quit smoking. Quitting may reduce your chance of getting pneumonia again.