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Benefits when you stop smoking
There are many benefits when you quit smoking. Your general fitness and health will improve dramatically, your lung capacity and blood circulation will improve, and your immune system will feel the benefit too. Plus, your loved ones will no longer be exposed to dangerous second hand smoke.
Have a look at our 'Stop Smoking' infographic below which details what happens when you stop smoking..
How quitting helps your body
Carbon monoxide in the blood drops to normal.
The ability to smell and taste is enhanced
Circulation and lung function improve
2 Weeks - 3 Months
Lung capacity increases , shortness of breath and ‘smoker’s cough’ become less pronounced. Tiny hairs lining the lungs (cilia) work normally again and clean the lungs to reduce risk of infection
1 Months - 9 Months
Your body’s overall energy levels increase
Your risk of coronary heart disease reduces to half that of a smoker
The risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, oesophagus and bladder reduces to half of a smokers, risk of kidney, cervix cancer and stroke also decreases
Your chance of getting lung cancer decreases by half that of a smokers and risk of pancreatic and larynx cancer also decreases
Your risk of coronary heart disease reduces to the same risk as a person who has never smoked
Health improvements are not the only benefits you will enjoy. You will enjoy the taste of food more with your sense of taste and smell returning. You will feel more confident in yourself as your appearance will improve, with your skin and teeth feeling the benefit, and you won't smell of stale smoke.
You will also save money by quitting smoking. If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day, dependent on the brand you smoke, it would cost around £270 a month or over £3000 a year.
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Did You Know?
We all know that smoking is bad for our lungs, but did you know that by continuing to smoke you also face these additional health problems.
1. Early Menopause
Female smokers tend to enter the menopause earlier than non-smokers. Continuing to smoke can also increase the chance of breast cancer and stroke. It can also increase hot flashes.
Smoking can cause serious damage to your eyes, including increasing the risk of glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts.
Your sense of taste and smell are dulled while you continue to smoke.
4. Lung cancer
The one we all know about, it’s the most common cause of death due to smoking in both of female and male smokers.
5. Constricted blood vessels
Your risk of stroke, high blood pressure and heart attack are increased.
In 8/10 cases, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is caused by smoking. Asthma symptoms can also worsen.
7. Cervical cancer
The risk for women contracting this disease is increased if you smoke.
Smoking prematurely ages the skin while also drying it out.
9. Pregnancy and babies
Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage and death in newborns. It can also put the baby at risk from growth issues, deformities and Cot Death.
10. Blood cancer
Smokers have an increased risk, as compared with non-smokers, of blood cancers such as leukaemia.
11. Immune system
Smoking decreases the immunity of the body and its ability to fight off infection.
12. Complications with diabetes
Type 2 diabetes can progress faster in those who smoke as it increases the amount of insulin resistance in the body.
Smoking increases the risk of fertility issues in both men and women. It can also create problems such as erectile disfunction in men.
14. Blood clots
Smoking can increase blood clotting in the body which can lead to heart problems, stroke and pulmonary embolism.
15. Heart problems
Proven to be a big contributor to heart disease, including for those regularly exposed to 2nd hand smoke.
Smokers have a higher rate of bronchitis, and second hand smoke can increase the risk of bronchitis in children.
17. Teeth issues
Smoking increase your risk of infection or inflammations that can eventually raise the risk of losing your teeth.
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