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31 Benefits of Quitting Tobacco

2015-01-09



Sure that last drag of your cigarette brought you the temporary state of relaxation you were craving. But did you know that it also exposed you to over 7,000 hazardous chemicals and increased your chances of becoming another statistic in the growing number of 393,000 deaths caused by smoking in the United States each year? Smoking is the #1 preventable death in the country, making it no surprise that a growing number of smokers dedicate a New Year’s resolution to fulfilling a smokefree lifestyle each year. Whether it’s to save some cash, be healthier, or protect family members– the time to quit is now. 2015 isn’t your year to kick butts to the curb? Hold that thought and take a second look at all of the benefits you could be missing out on.

Your MENTAL Benefits

  • You will have a clearer mind
  • You will lower your risk of depression
  • You will have a better sense of awareness
  • You will decrease your risk of a faster mental decline
  • You will enjoy a greater quality of life

Your PHYSICAL Benefits

  • You will decrease your chances of esophagus, lung, stomach, pancreatic, kidney, colon, urinary, bladder, and cervical cancers
  • You will have stronger bones
  • You will be less susceptible to infection and disease
  • You will have better sex
  • You will decrease your chances of diabetes
  • You will sleep better
  • You will lower your chance of heart attack and stroke
  • You will have whiter teeth and fingernails
  • You will be able to be more active
  • You will decrease your risk of cataracts
  • You will breathe better
  • You will lower your risk of autoimmune disease
  • You may experience less heartburn
  • You will decrease your risk of age-related macular degeneration
  • You will have healthier skin
  • You will have less wrinkles

Your FAMILY Benefits

  • Your offspring will be less irritable
  • You will set a better example
  • You will protect your family and friends from secondhand smoke, which causes close to 50,000 deaths each year
  • You will encourage loved ones to live smokefree
  • You will be around longer to make new memories with your loved ones

Your LIFESTYLE Benefits

  • You will save more money
  • You will have more time to take up a hobby
  • You will have more time to spend with family and friends
  • You will smell better
  • You will be able to immerse yourself in your surroundings

Once again, 2015 isn’t your year to kick butts to the curb? Oh, it is? Great! Throughout the month of January, We-Care is committed to helping Americans quit for good. We’d love to learn more about the journeys of individuals motivated to make 2015 the year that they go smokefree. Please complete our Help America Quit Ambassador Form or reach out to us on Facebook & Twitter and we’ll be sure to be in touch shortly.