The Case for Quitting: Smoking Affects Your Pet, Too

We all know that quitting is the right thing to do for your body (check out this extremely cool interactive site showing how smoking changes people), but there’s also proof that you could be giving your pet cancer.

According to an article published by the American Veterinary Medical Association, a “1998 study found that environmental exposure to tobacco smoke resulted in an increased risk of cancer of the nasal cavity and sinuses of dogs, particularly those with longer snouts (such as collies, greyhounds).”

And even if you choose to smoke outside, it doesn’t eliminate environmental tobacco levels: “A 2005 study found that [they are] still five to seven times higher than in households of nonsmokers.”

As the American Cancer Society states: “Quitting at any age can give back years of life that would be lost by continuing to smoke.”

Here’s how to do it.

Your best buddy will thank you.

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