Smoking cigarettes nowadays is a huge problem among adults and teenagers. Even though it may not seem like a pressing issue a lot of people are not familiar with the side-effects of this vicious habit.S
As I have recently decided to quit smoking, I want to encourage more people to join me in this recovery process and uncover the benefits of becoming smoke-free, which I discovered for myself and I hope will help you out as well.
You’ll have an easier time breathing and suffer less coughing with better lung capacity even within a few months of being smoke-free; this result may not be noticeable until you go for a run.
Blood circulation improves after two weeks in recovery, making all physical activity much easier. Moreover, your immune system will be capable of restoring itself and performing its protective functions in your body to its utmost. Also, quitting smoking will allow oxygen levels to increase, helping your body to fight fatigue and headaches.
The withdrawal from nicotine can heighten feelings of stress. As the stress of withdrawal feels the same as any other, it's easy to confuse normal stress with nicotine withdrawal. It may seem like smoking reduces stress but this has actually been thoroughly debunked. If you're finding that you are prone to stress, then replacing smoking with a healthier, better way of dealing with stress can give you some real benefits.
When you quit smoking, your body’s blood flow is boosted — improving sensitivity. Men who go smoke-free may get better erections; women may become aroused more easily.
Non-smoking women find it easier to get pregnant. Quitting smoking improves the lining of the womb and can make men's sperm more potent. Becoming a non-smoker increases the possibility of getting pregnant and giving a birth in natural way, and reduces the likelihood of having a miscarriage.
Smell and Taste Enhancement
Your senses of smell and taste get a boost when you quit. As your mouth and nose recover from being dulled by the hundreds of toxic chemicals found in cigarettes, you will notice that food tastes and smells differently (and often better!).
Better Skin and Teeth Health
Smoking itself makes skin look older and wrinkles to appear faster. The skin of a non-smoker gets more nutrients, including oxygen, making it look younger and more fresh. Smoking makes the teeth get yellowish or brownish coloring, as well as increases the risk of getting gum disease and losing teeth prematurely.
Half of all long-term smokers die early from smoking-related diseases, including heart disease, lung cancer and chronic bronchitis. Being smoke-free not only adds years to your life, but also greatly improves your chances of a disease-free, mobile, happier life.
Protecting Your Loved Ones
Breathing in secondhand smoke increases the risk of lung cancer, heart disease and stroke. It also multiplies the risk of getting chest illnesses, including pneumonia, wheezing, asthma and so on for children. Moreover, kids of the parents who smoke also have much higher risk of getting lung cancer later in life compared with children who live with non-smokers.
“The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror - not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray.”
~ David Byrne