Benefits to Your Body and Mind

If you want a longer and better quality life, quitting might help — former smokers live longer than continuing smokers.

Other benefits to your body include better blood circulation and sense of taste and smell, higher energy levels, and less breathlessness and coughing. You’ll also be able to concentrate better and be less prone to headaches.

Anatomy of a quitter  

Some of these improvements happen as early as eight hours after quitting! For example, within eight hours your blood oxygen level returns to normal, and within two days your chances of having a heart attack decreases.

In the longer term, quitting will reduce the risk of diabetes, as well as strokes, cancers, heart disease and chronic lung diseases.

Benefits to Your Family

Second-hand smoke increases non-smokers’ risk of lung cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Quitting will greatly reduce that risk to your loved ones’ health. Plus, you’ll be a better role model for your kids (or little nieces and nephews).

Starting a family? Women who stop smoking before pregnancy or in their first trimester will have lower risks of birth complications.

Benefits to Your Appearance

Are you a bit vain or hiao? Then you’ll love to hear that quitting will improve your looks!

Look forward to lower chances of wrinkles and acne, and healthier teeth that don’t stain so easily. That’s not all: your hair, eyes, skin, and nails will also start to look better — it’s a free makeover!

You’ll have fresher breath too, and your clothes and stuff will no longer smell of cigarette smoke.

Benefits to Your Love Life

Smoking could cause slower arousals, erectile problems, impotence, and reduced satisfaction. So stubbing out could make bedtime more fun for you and your partner.

Not in a relationship? Quitting might help you in the dating arena — and not just because you look and feel better. According to a popular dating site, almost 90% of respondents preferred to date a non-smoker.

Benefits to Your Life

Quitting also means a heavier wallet and more savings — you’re no longer financing your pricey habit.

You might even enjoy life more: food tastes better, you have more confidence because you look and feel better, and you have more energy to go about your day.

Plus, you’ll gain freedom from addiction and be in control. You’ll know you don’t need cigarettes to feel good.

Resources for Quitting

Join the I Quit 28-Day Countdown now! Call QuitLine at 1800 438 2000 for support, and visit participating retail pharmacies for advice and products that can help you quit.

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