Results of Smoking and Benefits on Health When You Quit

While smoking has become less common in recent years, one third of adults in the United States still smoke. Many adults still believe that tobacco use will not harm them. The reality is that use of any form of tobacco is not healthy in and of itself, and it also causes many other health problems in the United States, including, but not limited to:

    30% of all cancer deaths:
90% of lung cancers.
92% of cancers of the lip, mouth and pharynx (throat).
80% of cancers of the larynx (voice box).
78% of esophageal cancers.
48% of kidney cancers.
29% of pancreatic cancers.
17% 0f stomach cancers.
20% of all deaths from heart disease.
Smokers have a risk of stroke up to three times greater than that of non-smokers.
Respiratory diseases.
Infants of smokers have lower birth weights and greater risk of fetal and neonatal death.
40% of women who smoke, do not stop smoking during pregnancy.
Damage to the immune system.
Impotence and infertility in men.
Infertility and early menopause in women.
Damage to the teeth, loss of sense of taste and smell.
25% of residential fire deaths are caused by smoking.

The earlier you started smoking, together with your level of tobacco usage will determine your chance of developing tobacco related problems. Any diseases that you already have when you start to smoke will be made worse by tobacco use. You should remember that if you continue to smoke around your baby and young children, you are damaging their delicate lung tissues. You are also increasing the odds of developing smoke related illnesses in everyone else who lives with you.

What benefits do you receive when you stop smoking? Plenty! They include:

Your body will gradually heal the damage done by smoking.
Things you can’t see or feel improving, include:
Increase in blood oxygen levels.
Your blood pressure will begin to come to a normal level.
Your chances of having a heart attack or developing lung cancer will begin to drop.
You will create a better environment for yourself, your spouse, children and pets.
You will be able to sit wherever you want in restaurants, you will not have to leave the house in winter to smoke outdoors.
Fewer dry cleaning bills and your clothes and closet will smell fresher.
You will be able to smell what is around you (steak grilling, chocolate brownies baking, good coffee brewing, perfume, flowers, etc.).
Your teeth will be whiter and your breath will be fresher.
You will breathe easier, cough less and won’t feel tired so often.
You will save money, money, money.
You will feel proud of what you have done because you will have abandoned a dangerous habit and set a good example for your family.

So, give it a try. It is never too late to quit. There are so many good reasons to quit and everything to gain healthwise, you owe it to your family and yourself to try.

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July 22 2012 12:40 pm | Tips to Stay Healthy

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