[...] Dr. Scott Trapman helps patients with a full range of issues [...] But one of his passions is helping people quit smoking.
“Smoking causes chronic bronchitis, emphysema and lung cancer. When it comes to COVID-19, smokers and vape users are much more likely to suffer serious complications or death than healthy non-users,” Dr. Trapman says. “But evidence suggests that once a person quits using tobacco products for twenty years, their risk of heart attack, stroke or cancer becomes equal to the risks faced by non-smokers. So it’s always worth it to try to cut back.”