8 Reasons To Quit Smoking

The phrase “nobody likes a quitter” has no place here! In fact, we love them and want to advise those who want to quit of the numerous benefits of kicking the habit has on their health, their loved ones and their general well-being.

1. Health Benefits

Smoking has detrimental effects on your health. The habit can increase your chance of developing smoke-related diseases. In fact, half of all long-term smokers die early because of heart disease, lung cancer & chronic bronchitis. The NHS have stated that men who quit smoking by the age of 30 add 10 years to their life and those who kick the habit at 60 add 3 years to their life. It’s never to late to give up. Being smoke-free can decrease the risk of being diagnosed with life threatening disease and can increase your life expectancy.

2. Protect Friends and Family

Smoking not only damages your health, but those around you. When you smoke, the toxins are released into the air and can be inhaled by those in a proximity. People who inhale this are likely to get the same diseases as mentioned previously. This can have serious effect on those at a younger age and pregnant women. If you are currently attempting to give up smoking by reducing the number of cigarettes a day then you can take action to help prevent passive smoking by smoking outside and away from others, especially children.

3. More Money to Spend

You’re literally burning money when you smoke. An average smoker who quits saves around £128 each month. So it’s pretty simple. Less money spent on cigarettes is more money in your pocket.

4. Brighter Smile

The tar in cigarettes works its way into the small openings in the enamel of your teeth, leaving them stained and discoloured. Giving up smoking, as well as oral hygiene will keep your smile shiny white. Not to mention, smoking can give you extremely bad breath.

5. Food Tastes Better

Smoking interacts with your tongue in a way that damages your taste buts, through a process known as vascularization. They are not fully destroyed, compared to those of a non-smoker, they simply just don’t work as well. These taste buds can repair themselves and your sense of taste can substantially improve.  

6. Look Younger

Smoking can impact the level of nutrients your skin receives. Stopping smoking has been found to slow facial ageing and delay the appearance of wrinkles.

7. Smell Better

The smell of smoke will settle on everything from your skin, hair, clothes and even on your finger nails. The bitter smell can remain for up to several hours. wouldn’t you rather smell of a sweet perfume and fragrant after-shave?

8. Quality of Life

Giving up smoking has numerous benefits, but a main reason is gaining better quality of life. Being able to have an active, healthy, and energetic lifestyle, compared to wheezing when you go out due to diminished lung capacity. A boosted immune system will also contribute to a better quality of life as non-smokers find it easier to fight of colds and flus. These are just a few ways quitting smoking can positively correlate with a better quality of life.