Kousgaard, whom I have worked alongside for three years has finally kicked the habit. He quit smoking cold turkey two months ago and already has reaped the benefits in this short period of time. Richard has seen his doctor and has found that he lowered his blood pressure, his cholesterol, and has lessened his chance for heart disease and stroke. He has also become more active and has joined a gym near the office and goes almost daily. He feels much more energized and healthy already. Another added benefit is that he, his car, and his apartment all smell better – less smokey. Richard pointed out that he can actually taste food the way it is supposed to taste. He doesn’t have to put a lot of salt on everything since he has his taste back. Richard is feeling great and is very happy with his new smoke free lifestyle.
In response to health concerns, many businesses and entertainment venues have gone 100% smoke free. There are some employers that are even looking at taking a bigger step and aren’t going to employ smokers. Check out this link about a hospital that plans on doing this.
I know it is a huge challenge to kick the habit of smoking. Click here for a four-step plan to quit smoking featured on Good Morning America. Good luck!
Dan Beller has been with Aureus Medical Group for over five years. He is currently a Team Leader for the Great Lakes branch in the Nursing division. Dan is originally from Columbus, NE. He likes to describe himself as a “6′ 3”, 195 pound stud who can run fast, lift a lot of weight, and has an IQ through the roof.” However, he knows others may not exactly see him that way. He is also very happy to see Richard kick the habit and began to mold and shape himself into a healthy and fit individual.