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Smoking is bad for your health, but exactly how quitting make life better? Here are the ways your life/health will improve when you stop smoking.
Stopping smoking improves the body's blood flow, so improves sensitivity. Men who stop smoking may get better erections.
Non-smokers find it easier to get pregnant and it improves the chances of giving birth to a healthy baby.
Stopping smoking has been found to slow facial ageing and delay the appearance of wrinkles.
Giving up tobacco stops teeth becoming stained, and you'll have fresher breath.
People breathe more easily and cough less when they give up smoking because their lung capacity improves by up to 10% within nine months.
Smokers die early from smoking related diseases. Quitting not only adds years to your life, but it also greatly improves the chance of a disease-free, happier old age.
Improved level oxygen helps you to concentrate better and increases mental well being.
Within two to 12 weeks of stopping smoking, your circulation improves. This makes all physical activity, including walking and running, much easier.
By stopping smoking you'll be protecting the health of your non-smoking friends and family.
Kicking the smoking habit gives your senses of smell and taste a boost.
The heart attack rate for smokers is 70 percent higher than for nonsmokers. But, believe or not, just one full day after quitting smoking, your risk for heart attack will already have begun to drop.