Everybody knows that smoking is detrimental to your health and wellbeing. What most people don’t know is how quitting it can result in the most obvious benefits right from the start. We take a look at some of the best things that can happen as soon as you quit the habit.
Trying to Have Kids? Stop smoking
Smoking results in reduced fertility. By giving up smoking, the womb’s linings can improve and increase the chances of conception. Giving up cigarettes also reduces the likelihood of having a miscarriage.
Enjoy better sex
When you smoke, your body’s blood flow is impeded. A better blood flow ensures greater sensitivity when you and your partner are making love to each other. And then there’s the fact that non-smokers can be more attractive than smokers, for people who dislike the habit anyway.
Smokers age faster than non-smokers. They get wrinkles earlier because they are not getting enough nutrients and oxygen. By quitting this habit, you can reverse your complexion to a more radiant one.
White Teeth and a Great Smile
Smoking results in stained teeth that can seem pretty embarrassing when it’s accompanied by bad breath. Quitting smoking ensures that you have fresh breath and a reduced likelihood of getting gum disease.
Better lungs and Breathing Power
Smokers have to make a lot of effort to breathe in and out. This simplest of processes can seem like a tiring process to smokers since all the nicotine and other harmful particles in that puff of smoke can make breathing a very laborious process. This also means that’s they are more prone to coughing than those who don’t smoke.
A study has shown that by giving up smoking, smokers can get back 10% of their lung capacity in 9 months. If you don’t want your lung capacity to diminish with time, don’t smoke. It makes all the difference between being healthy in your old age and the alternative.
It is widely believed (and with the data to back it up) that half of smokers die of smoking related ailments. Smoking cuts lifespans and smokers see their medical bills skyrocket due to heart disease, chronic bronchitis and lung cancer. Quitting smoking can add years to your life – at 30 if you quit, you can add 10 additional years to your life. Even at 60 it’s not too late to quit.
Less stress in work and pleasure
Science says that smokers tend to fret over the small and big stuff both. This is the result of nicotine which, when withdrawn for just a moment, tends to worry smokers. Smoking then becomes an endless cycle of feeding an addiction and nothing else. There is no permanent cure for stress. However, by withdrawing from smoking you can gain better focus and mental alertness, thanks to the increased oxygen.
Eat well and enjoy your Food more
Want to improve your sense of smell and taste? Want to savor your food more? Quit smoking! The toxic chemicals found in cigarettes makes the sense in your nose and on tongue dull. Quitting smoking gives your tongue and nose receptors greater sensitivity, allowing you to enjoy your food more.
As you quit smoking, your body’s circulatory system improves. As that happens, you feel more energized and invigorated. Walking and running becomes easier. Your immune system gets a boost, and you don’t have to worry about the common cold as much as you would if you were a smoker. You also get fewer.
Your loved ones will thank you for it
Second-hand smoking also kills people, and deteriorates the quality of life of the non-smokers around you. Lung cancer can develop in passive smokers, as will the possibility of a stroke and heart disease. That’s why it’s important to quit smoking for the wellbeing of your friends and family.
All these benefits arise out of taking one simple decision – do not smoke. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to give up!