At the end of the day, we all know the negative side effects of smoking. Those individuals that continue to smoke knowing the side effects and the risks involved are only adding to the data and research in favor of cigarettes negatively affecting health. For any current multiple sclerosis sufferers that are smoking and having difficult quitting, there are numerous places you can go for support, medications you can take, and a wide range of therapies to try and help you quit. Smoking addiction is a huge problem that has improved over the decades, but still affects millions of Americans today.
If you are an MS sufferer and are looking to quit smoking, seek the support of family and friends, get a plan in place, and stick to it. Multiple sclerosis is a degenerative and progressive illness so every day that you have and can enjoy is a gift. Why would you want to sacrifice your good days or speed up the progression of the disease for an addiction you would rather not have? There is no question that sufferers want to prolong what healthy time they have left. Smoking with MS can negate the efforts of treatment.