Quitting smoking doesn’t just bring health benefits. It also brings psychological, social, economic benefits, along with other benefits.

People who quit smoking can obtain a great series of benefits for the body , such as seeing how their skin begins to look better, glowing and healthy skin , you can also get teeth whitening or breathing without coughing. These are just some of the benefits of quitting smoking.

Benefits of quitting smoking

And the health improvements, which occur after a certain time of stopping, are really impressive:

Immediately after the last cigarette, your body begins to regenerate. After about 20 minutes, your heart rate and blood pressure can return to normal levels; and after twelve hours the level of carbon monoxide in the blood decreases. Your body will be better supplied with oxygen, thus increasing physical performance.

By quitting smoking, you will reduce your risk of several serious, often fatal diseases, including heart and cardiovascular disease and various forms of cancer.

Avoid serious illnesses

Also the risk of a respiratory disease disappears, if you no longer smoke. A survey by Forsa showed that widespread chronic obstructive disease especially among smokers can be prevented. A smoke-free life is the best protection against this disease, so quitting smoking significantly reduces the risk of chronic obstructive disease , which is a serious lung disease.

Live longer and in a better way

The health benefits of quitting smoking are reflected in longer life expectancy . Even after long-term smoking. If you quit smoking, for example, at the age of 40, you would statistically gain 9 years of life, compared to people who continue to smoke. The chances of success for smokers who decide to quit later in life are good: practical experience shows that a life without a cigarette is not only possible, but is of better quality by not having to depend on a habit to plan your day and live life.

We recommend you stop smoking as soon as possible, because at this moment you have time to get out of it without paying the risks.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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