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Some Benefits of Quitting Smoking
- You won't expose children, family, friends, and coworkers to
- The smell of tobacco won't cling to your clothes, hair, and
- You'll feel energized and have more stamina.
- The chance of causing a fire while you smoke is
- The chronic irritation of your larynx (throat) is reduced.
Your speaking voice may improve.
- Your shortness of breath and cough decrease.
- You reduce your risk of developing an ulcer.
- Your children are less likely to have bronchitis and
- Nonsmokers are more acceptable in public places and in homes
of friends who don't smoke.
- If you are a woman using birth control pills, you reduce your
risk of stroke.
- Nonsmokers on average have fewer colds.
- You'll reduce your risk of disability and death from coronary
heart disease and lung diseases such as cancer, chronic
bronchitis, and emphysema.
- Your circulation will improve.
- When you stop buying cigarettes, you'll have more spending
- You'll look and feel healthy and have a new sense of personal
- For women, your risk of having a low birth weight infant is
reduced. Your infant's risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
- Your sense of smell and taste will improve.
- Women will reduce their risk of infertility and men their risk of impotence.
- You'll be less likely to develop deep lines around the corners
of your mouth and eyes.
- Your teeth won't be stained and yellow.
- You'll reduce your risk for periodontal disease (bone loss
around your teeth).
- Your wounds will heal quickly and you'll recover from surgery
faster than a smoker.
- You'll save children the risk of increased caries in deciduous teeth and delayed formation of their
permanent teeth caused by tobacco smoke exposure.