Smoking is bad for your health, but exactly how will stopping make life better? Here are 10 ways your health will improve when you stop smoking.
According to the NHS these are the benefits of stopping smokin.
Stopping smoking lets you breathe more easily
People breathe more easily and cough less when they give up smoking because their lung capacity improves by up to 10% within 9 months.
Stopping smoking gives you more energy
Within 2 to 12 weeks of stopping smoking, your blood circulation improves. This makes all physical activity, including walking and running, much easier.
Ditch the cigarettes and feel less stressed
scientific studies show people's stress levels are lower after they stop smoking.
If you find that you're prone to stress, replacing smoking with a healthier, better way of dealing with stress can give you some real benefits.hey
Quitting leads to better sex
Stopping smoking improves the body's blood flow, so improves sensitivity.
Men who stop smoking may get better erections. Women may find their orgasms improve and they become aroused more easily.
Stopping smoking improves fertility
Non-smokers find it easier to get pregnant. Quitting smoking improves the lining of the womb and can make men's sperm more potent.
Stopping smoking improves smell and taste
When you stop smoking, your senses of smell and taste get a boost.
Stop smoking for younger-looking skin
Stopping smoking has been found to slow facial ageing and delay the appearance of wrinkles.
Ex-smokers have whiter teeth and sweeter breath
Giving up tobacco stops teeth becoming stained, and you'll have fresher breath.
Ex-smokers are also less likely than smokers to get gum disease and prematurely lose their teeth.
Quit smoking to live longer
Men who quit smoking by the age of 30 add 10 years to their life. People who kick the habit at 60 add 3 years to their life.
A smoke-free home protects your loved ones
By stopping smoking, you'll be protecting the health of your non-smoking friends and family, too.