You only have to look at a cigarette packet to behold a way in which smoking can be harmful to you. However, the wider benefits of quitting smoking are less widely known. Here, we outline just some of the ways that stopping smoking can bring positive change to your life.
- Increased energy levels: your circulation improves within 2 to 12 weeks of stopping smoking. As a result, you will start to feel fitter and your next session at the gym should feel easier.
- Heightened immune system: once you’ve stopped smoking, you are even less likely to contract colds and flu. Accordingly, you will feel healthier overall in your day to day life.
- Smell and Taste Improvement: the toxic chemicals found in cigarettes actually dull these senses. Therefore detoxifying gives these senses an opportunity to recover and you an opportunity to enjoy this new experience of the world.
- A more relaxed state: because the withdrawal from nicotine in between cigarettes leads to increased levels of stress, people’s stress levels drop once they have quit smoking. The increased levels of oxygen in the blood after quitting smoking also leads to improved concentration levels and so a better overall sense of mental well being.
- Cancer and other diseases: Smoking-related diseases kill half of all long-term smokers. Lung cancer is just one of the diseases that can result from smoking; other possibilities include heart disease and chronic bronchitis.
- Whiter teeth and better breath: tobacco stains your teeth and you can often tell someone smokes simply by smelling their breath. If you stop smoking, not only do you prevent any further staining and ensure sweeter breath but you also become less likely to contract gum disease or lose teeth prematurely.
If you are concerned about the effect of smoking on your mouth and teeth, give us a call today on 01603 621613 to chat through your queries and book an appointment.