Health benefits of quitting smoking

Health benefits of quitting smoking

Brain

Broken addiction cycle
Quitting smoking can help rewire your brain and break the cycle of addiction. A large number of nicotine receptors in your brain will return to normal after a month of quitting.

Head and face

Sharp hearing
Quitting smoke has been observed to increase and keep your hearing sharp. Suffering mild hearing loss can cause problems such as not being able to hear directions sufficiently or performing a task wrong.
Better vision
Quitting smoke can notably improve your night vision and help preserve your overall vision by obstructing the damage smoking does to your eyes.
Clean mouth
Stopping smoking can help you keep your mouth healthy for years to come. Smoking can often dirty the mouth, and after a few days without cigarettes, you will notice your smile has become brighter.
Clear skin
Stopping smoking is better than any anti-aging lotion. It serves the purpose by clearing up blemishes and protecting your skin from wrinkles and premature aging.

Heart

Decreased heart risks
Smoking is without a doubt the leading cause of heart attacks and heart diseases. Many of such risks can be reversed by merely quitting smoking. Quitting smoking can help you decrease your heart rate and blood pressure immediately within the first 24 hours.
Thin blood
Another beneficial effect of quitting smoking is that your blood will become lighter and less likely to form harmful and dangerous blood clots.
Lower cholesterol
Quitting smoking will not only get rid of existing fatty deposits but lower the amounts of fats and cholesterol circulating in the blood and help slow the build-up of new fatty deposits present in the arteries.

Lungs

Stops lung damage
Bear in mind the fact that scarring of the lungs is irreversible. This is why it is imperative to quit smoking as soon as possible before you do some permanent damage. Within weeks of stopping you notice you can breathe easier.
Prevent Emphysema
Unfortunately, there is no cure for emphysema. So remember to quit while you’re young before you have done severe damage to the delicate air sacs present in the lungs to prevent developing emphysema later.
Return of Cilia
Immediately after quitting, cilia will begin to regrow and regain normal function. It is one of the first things in the body to heal. Often people notice that they cough more than usual after they first quit, this means that the cilia are coming back to life.

DNA

Lower risk of cancer
Quitting smoking is the best way to lower your risk of developing cancer. Stopping smoke will obstruct and prevent new DNA damage from occurring and help repair the damage which already been done.

Stomach and hormones

Smaller belly
Stopping smoking will lower your risk of diabetes and reduce your belly fat.
Normal estrogen levels
Estrogen levels will eventually return to normal after quitting and increase your chances of having a healthy pregnancy in the future.

Erectile dysfunction

Sexual healing
Stopping smoking now can reduce your chances of erectile dysfunction and improve your chances of maintaining a healthy sexual life.