By now, everyone is aware of just how damaging smoking is. It has been proven to negatively affect health, especially the lungs and heart. No matter how long you have been a smoker for, quitting will bring benefits to your and your body. If you’ve ever felt like there’s no point in quitting because you started really young or have been a long-term smoker, then you need to reconsider by reading our reasons below.
You will save money
Smoking is a very expensive so when you quit you’ll suddenly have a lot more cash to spend on other things. Try saving the cost a cigarette pack each time you want to buy one in a jar or a separate account – you’ll be amazed how fast the amount will grow. Pledge to treat yourself to something nice once you surpass a 3, 6, or 12 months mark and start enjoying life again. Consider that the average smoker has 13 cigarettes a day, which works out as 364 cigarettes a month. That’s £141 a month and £1,696 a year that you could spend elsewhere.
Your sense of taste and smell will sharpen
Smoking dulls the senses and after quitting you’ll slowly start to realise that you can smell and taste your food much better than before. Food is one of life’s greatest pleasures and learning just how delicious things can be will be quite a treat. Book a meal at your favourite restaurant a few weeks or months after your last cigarette and see if you can taste the difference.
Your skin will be rejuvenated
It’s no secret that smoking has a negative impact on your skin but it’s not permanent. Even a few weeks without cigarettes will give your skin a brighter appearance, bringing a healthy glow back. If you’re spending a lot on skincare but still smoking, then you’ll never see the results you truly desire. No cream can counteract the damaging effects of inhaling burning toxins on a daily basis.
You will stop harming your health
The day you stop smoking is the day that you’ll start doing your body a favour, putting a stop to the damage that cigarettes smoke is causing to your health. Just a few weeks sans smoking will see your breathing and fitness levels improve and you may find that you enjoy physical activity more, which will only make you healthier. You will improve your lifespan and make planning for the future a less scary reality.
If you want to quit smoking, then remember that you’re not alone. There are numerous resources available to help you do it. You can also start to reduce the harmful effects of smoking cigarettes by transitioning to e-cigarettes in the meantime and start breaking your habit before you’re ready to transition to a smoke free life.