The Benefits of Quitting Smoking.
Quitting smoking has health benefits at any age, no matter how long or how much you have smoked.
Higher Quality of Life.
Quitting smoking improves your quality of life and overall health.
Reduction in Financial Burden.
Reduces the financial burden that smoking places on people who smoke, healthcare systems, and society.
Extend your life.
Reduces the risk of premature death and can add as much as 10 years to life expectancy.
Reduction in Diseases.
Reduces the risk for many adverse health effects, including poor reproductive health outcomes, cardiovascular diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and cancer.
Reduction in Risk of Cancer.
Quitting smoking is one of the most important actions people who smoke can take to reduce their risk for cancer.
Quitting smoking is one of the most important actions women who smoke can take for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
Your pulse rate will return to normal.
You should start to notice an improved sense of taste and smell. As nicotine levels become depleted, the side effects of nicotine withdrawal such as anxiety and irritability might start to creep in (Don’t worry! We have tips to help you with that).
5 to 10 Days
The average smoker will begin to notice a reduction in the number of nicotine cravings experienced in a day (you’re getting there!)
Benefit almost straight away.
Your oxygen levels begin to return to normal, whilst nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in your blood decrease by over 50%.
Your lungs begin to relax and breathing should be easier. Nicotine is completely eliminated from the body and as a result nicotine withdrawal symptoms will have reached their peak.
Your circulation starts to improve. You may notice that physical activity becomes a lot easier. You’ll be free of the addiction and any psychological effects of withdrawal should have ended.
2 - 12 Months
While quitting earlier in life yields greater health benefits, quitting smoking is beneficial to health at any age. Even people who have smoked for many years or have smoked heavily will benefit from quitting.
Quitting smoking is the single best way to protect family members, coworkers, friends, and others from the health risks associated with breathing secondhand smoke.