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Why quit smoking? 10 Reasons to Never Smoke Again

Did You Know: Each day, more than 3,200+ people under 18 smokes their first cigarette, and approximately 2,100+ youth and young adults become daily smokers.

Smoking cigarettes has been identified as one of the most important source of preventable illnesses and deaths, claiming millions of lives daily, worldwide. Although, studies are reporting a fall number of cigarette smokers in countries such as the UK, Brazil and Australia, this addiction is being thwarted by the rapid increase of people consuming tobacco in other parts of the world, especially China. With the world’s largest population residing in the country, China reports an alarming number, which is higher than the top 29 countries combined.

However, giving up this addiction is no easy task. According to the World Lung Foundation, 85% of smokers in the USA say they have tried to quit at least once.

So, here’s giving you 10 solid reasons to kick this obsession away, forever.

10 Reasons to Quit Smoking

1. Breathe Easier

Giving up smoking enable you to breathe more easily, cough less and lead your life peacefully. The lug capacity improves by 10% within months of quitting. When young and vibrant, the effect of smoking on your lungs may not be obvious until it diminishes rapidly with age.

2. Reduces tobacco-related Cancer risk

Ending smoking is well known and has proven records of reducing the risk of tobacco-induced cancer risk. According to a study by the Oxford University, British Heart Foundation and Imperial Cancer Research Fund, it has been estimated that quitting smoking before 35 years of age is associated with a greater than 90 percent reduction in tobacco-attributable cancer risk.

3. Reduces the risk of stroke

The benefit of quitting smoking crosses leaps and bounds. The Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion affirms that smoking cessation decreases the risk of both stroke and brain hemorrhage in both men and women.

4. Reduces the risk of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

The latest report by the New England Journal of Medicine validates that the risk of developing CAD could be reduced by one-half within an year of abstinence from smoking. Furthermore, the study declares that 10 to 14 years of not smoking could resolve the adverse effects on mortality from CAD completely.

5. Reduces the risk of Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD)

Chain smokers are at an increased risk of developing ulcers in the stomach and small intestine. Also, smokers with PUD, who have quit smoking, have been reported to experience an improvement in their disease compared to those who continue to smoke.

6. Decreases the risk of hip fracture

A study by the Harvard University states that there is a 17% increased risk of hip fracture in smokers compared to non-smokers at age 60 years. Such fractures can prove to be fatal which in turn contribute significantly to the mortality in the elderly.

7. Enjoy a younger looking skin

Smoking has been proved to accelerate facial ageing and appearance of wrinkles compared to non-smokers. Smoking cheats the skin off essential nutrients and oxygen, leading to the sallow and lined complexion.

8. Improves fertility

It has been a proven and widely acknowledged fact that non-smokers find it easier to get pregnant. Quitting smoking improves the lining of the womb, reduces the possibility of having a miscarriage, makes men’s sperm more potent and improves the chances of giving birth to a healthy baby.

9. Feel less stressed

Global studies prove that people’s stress levels are very much lower once they quit smoking. For addicts, withdrawal might seem very traumatic and stressful. However, it is important to understand that the pleasant feeling of satisfying that craving is only temporary and is not a real cure for stress or anything for that matter. Giving up on smoking also improves your blood circulation making physical activities including walking and running, much easier and boosts your immune system.

10. Protect your loved ones

When you quit smoking, you are not only helping yourself but protecting the health and well-being of your family and friends. Studies prove that smoking doubles the risk of all the people around the smoker, especially children, getting chest illnesses, including pneumonia, croup and bronchitis, in addition to other lung infections, wheezing, asthma and cancer.

Hearbz and Healz Healthcare Centre strives to act up on this growing addition across the globe and bring a significant change in the number of smoker. Read about smoking and tobacco treatments available at Herbz and Healz Healthcare Centre and lead a healthy and happy life.

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