As an internist and cardiologist, Christian Heesch, is often asked by his patients about advice on how to stop smoking.   “First, you need to realize how harmful this habit really is,” Christian Heesch told us.  “Millions of people around the globe are killed every year by smoking related illnesses,” he added.  “Even long-term smokers will benefit from quitting.  Make up your mind to quit, set a date, and stick to your decision.  Quitting smoking may prevent many illnesses and may add years to your life.”