Smoking is bad for your health. Everyone, except a newborn kid knows about it. But still there are quite a large number of people in the world, who take refuge in a cigarette, in order to cover up their nervousness or evade boredom in life. The majority of smokers usually make new year resolutions to quit smoking, but a very few of them only will achieve this goal. There are numerous benefits of quitting smoking, and this article will highlight some of the major benefits of doing so.
Longer Life -More than half of the long term smokers die young from smoke related diseases such as heart attacks, lung cancer and chronic bronchitis. People who quit smoking by 30 years are able to add 10 years to their lives. People who are able to quit smoking by 60 years will add at least 3 years to their lives. It is never too late to quit smoking, and it will help to have a disease free, happier old age.
More Energy -After 3-12 weeks of quitting smoking the blood circulation would improve. This will help to make your physical activities such as walking, running and exercising much easier. Once you quit smoking, the immune system also improves, thereby helping to prevent diseases caused by bacteria and other germs.
Low Stress Levels -Nicotine addiction is said to make smokers stressed from the “withdrawal” between cigarettes. The improved oxygen levels in the body will make them concentrate more efficiently and increase mental well-being in the process.
Better Breathing -The lung capacity will improve by at least 10% during the first 6 months of quitting smoking. You may not notice your decreased lung capacity when you are 20 or 30 years until you go for a run. Lung capacity usually decreases with age and smoking doubles this rate of decrease. Increased lung capacity will ensure smooth breathing and decrease wheezing.
Clean White Teeth -Tobacco will usually stain the teeth, making it yellow color. It also interferes with a fresh breath. Smokers are more prone to gum disease and losing teeth prematurely. Quitting smoking will reverse these signs and guarantee white teeth and healthy gums. The breath will improve with time becoming fresher with each passing day.
Healthy Skin -Smoking is linked to aging skin and wrinkles on the face. The skin of a non smoker gets more oxygen and nutrients than of a smoker. Quitting smoking will help delay wrinkles and aging of the skin.
Improved Fertility -Quitting smoking improves the body’s blood flow. Men who are not smoking have better erections than men who smoke. This would help to improve their sex drive, and thereby improve their fertility. Also, women usually prefer non smoking partners for sex than smokers.
The above mentioned are some of the most important health benefits of quitting smoking. It would allow the person to live longer with improved health and vitality. Also, quitting smoking is a great money saver as you will stop burning money on cigarettes.