Benefits of quitting smoking

Benefits of quitting smoking

Everyone has their own reason for wanting to quit, here are some of the most common ones. Quitting smoking can:

  • Reduce your risk of developing illness, disability or death caused by cancer, heart or lung disease.
  • Reduce your risk of gangrene or amputation caused by circulatory problems.
  • Protect the health of those around you by not exposing them to second-hand smoke.
  • Reduce the chances of your children suffering from asthma or glue ear.
  • Improve your fertility levels and your chance of a healthy pregnancy and baby.
  • Improve your breathing and general fitness.
  • Enjoy the taste of food more.
  • Help save money
  • Eliminate the smell of stale tobacco.
  • Improve appearance of your skin and teeth 
  • Improve your social.
  • Improve the air quality in your home and reduce the risk of fire.

The Quitting Timeline

After 20 minutes: 

Your blood pressure and pulse return to normal.

After 24 hours:

Your lungs start to clear.

After two days:

Your body is nicotine-free and your sense of taste and smell improve.

After three days:

You can breathe more easily, and your energy increases.

After two to 12 weeks:

Your circulation improves.

After three to nine months:

Cough, wheezing and breathing improves.

After one year:

Your heart attack risk is half that of a smoker.

After 10 years:

Your lung cancer risk is half that of a smoker.