The Benefits of Quitting Smoking

Quitting smoking is the greatest single step smokers can take to improve their health. When the daily assault of nicotine, carbon monoxide, tar and other poisons has stopped, the body begins to repair the damage. Body systems start to return to normal, resulting in the following benefits, many of which can be experienced within a few weeks:

Breathing improves

Improved ability to cope with sudden exertion loss of smoker's cough and reduction in phlegm sense of taste and smell improves hair, skin and breath no longer smell of tobacco smoke the natural decline in lung efficiency slows down to a rate similar to non-smokers
reduction in risk of smoking-related diseases feeling good about themselves for having stopped.

Quitting smoking increases the chances of living a longer and healthier life. After about 15 years, an ex-smoker's relative risk of getting lung cancer is only slightly greater than that of someone who has never smoked. Similarly, their relative risk of a heart attack is reduced almost to the same risk level of someone who has never smoked.

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