What You Didn’t Know: 7 Benefits of Smoking Cessation

Discover 7 benefits of smoking cessation the Wellworks For You team wants you to know today!

Over the past couple of decades, smoking cessation awareness has greatly increased.  However, most people are still pretty fuzzy about the exact benefits of smoking cessation.  Sure, it probably improves your well being, but how, exactly, does it do that?  What benefits can you expect to see… and how soon will you experience them?

At Wellworks For You, we find that strong and specific facts provide much better motivation to quit smoking and help make important changes in your health and wellness.  So, after years of running smoking cessation programs, we have collected seven of the top benefits of smoking cessation to get you started.

7 Benefits of Smoking Cessation

 

  • Heart Rate & Blood Pressure : While you are smoking, your heart rate and blood pressure are abnormally high.  These problems actually affect the entire body, and can be at the root of a variety of medical conditions.  However, when you stop smoking, your heart rate and blood pressure immediately begin to return to normal.
  • Improved Circulation : One of the almost telltale signs of someone who smokes is the coughing and wheezing which is due to poor circulation.  However, even a few weeks after quitting, you will experience overall improved circulation, produce less phlegm, and won’t cough or wheeze nearly as often.

 

  • Restored Senses : When you are smoking, your sense of smell suffers, causing it to be diminished.  This, in turn, can inhibit your sense of taste as well.  However, once you quit, both your senses of smell and taste will improve.
  • Reduced Risk of Cancer : It is well known that smoking significantly increases your chances of lung and many other types of cancer.  However, quitting can significantly lower your risk of cancer.  Although the benefits here are greatest in those who stop smoking at earlier ages, they are still among the benefits of smoking cessation at any age.
  • Reduced Risk of Diseases : In addition to cancer, those who smoke are at a higher risk for many diseases, including heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  These benefits can manifest within 1 to 2 years of smoking cessation.
  • Reduced Risk of Infertility : In women of childbearing age, smoking can increase the risk of infertility.  Quitting, however, reduces this risk.  Additionally, women who quit smoking during pregnancy reduce their risk for having a baby with a low birth weight.  So, the benefits of quitting go beyond the individual and onto the next generation.
  • Decreased Risk of Early Death : No matter how old you are when you quit, once you do so, you will be less likely to die of smoking-related illnesses than those who continue to smoke.  For example, according to the National Cancer Institute, those who quit at age 30 reduce their chance of dying prematurely from such illnesses by more than 90 percent.  For those who quit at age 50, the chances are reduced by about 50 percent.

Ready to Quit?  We Can Help

Once you realize the real difference that quitting smoking can make in your life, the time to change is now.  For more information about how the Smoking Cessation Program from Wellworks For You can help, contact us today at 800.425.4657.

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