Health benefits to stop smoking
People breathe more easily and cough less when they give up smoking because their lung capacity improves by up to 10% within nine months.
Within 2 to 12 weeks of stopping smoking your blood circulation improves. This makes all physical activity, including walking and running, much easier.
Reduce the risk of getting serious smoking-related diseases such as heart disease, cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and peripheral vascular disease.
If you stop smoking before the age of about 35, your life expectancy is only slightly less than it is for people who have never smoked.
If you stop smoking before the age of 50, you decrease the risk of dying from smoking-related diseases by 50%.
Stopping smoking improves the body's blood flow so improves sensitivity.
By stopping smoking, you'll be protecting the health of your non-smoking friends and family, too.