How can stopping smoking help you?
Published at 24 October, 2022.
Stopping smoking is a great way to improve your health, your bank balance and your future!
Smoking can create negative effects on your health, such as an increased risk of serious diseases like cancer and heart disease. Even though these risks are a good incentive to quit, but quitting can be hard for some people because of withdrawal symptoms.
Quitting can be a challenge, but the benefits on your physical and mental health are worth it.
What are the benefits?
- Broken Addiction Cycle
The many nicotine receptors in your brain will return to normal within one month of quitting
- Better Circulation
Your blood circulation improves within 2-12 weeks of stopping smoking. This makes physical activity a lot easier and lowers your risk of a heart attack
- Improved Taste and Smell
Smoking damages nerve endings in your nose and mouth, dulling your senses of taste and smell. Within 48 hours of quitting, the nerve endings begin to grow and your sense of taste and smell begin to improve.
- More Energy
The increased oxygen in your body will also give you more energy.
- Boost Your Immune System
Quitting smoking improves circulation, increases oxygen levels, and lowers inflammation, all of these will give your immune system a boost, so it’s easier to fight off colds and other illnesses.
- Improved Sex Life
Smoking increases the risk of erectile dysfunction in men and contributes to female sexual dysfunction by reducing genital lubrication and orgasm frequency
- Lower Risk of Cancer
It may take a few years after quitting, but you’ll lower your risk of cancers such as lung cancer, oesophageal cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer and pancreatic cancer