Huntersville Medical Center

Smoking cessation counseling

Smoking is linked to pneumonia. 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 indicates the percentage of pneumonia patients that received information on how to quit smoking before leaving the hospital.