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Health benefits of smoking cessation


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The health benefits of Smoking Cessation such as Better sex, Improved fertility, Younger looking skin, Whiter teeth, Better breathing, Longer life, Less stress, Improved smell and taste, More energy and Healthier loved ones are discussed in this presentation.

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Health benefits of smoking cessation

  1. 1. Health Benefits of Smoking Cessation Dr. P.Naina Mohamed Pharmacologist
  2. 2. Introduction • The smokers who stop smoking reduce their risk of dying prematurely. • Quitting smoking has health benefits at any age. • Individuals who quit smoking before the age of 40 live about 10 years longer, on average. • Those who quit between 35 to 44, 45 to 54 and 55 to 64 can regain 9, 6 and 4 years of life, respectively. • 10 to 15 years after quitting, a female ex-smoker’s risk of stroke is almost equal to that of a woman who never smoked.
  3. 3. Health benefits of stopping smoking • Quitting smoking will improve the health of smokers in following ways… o Better sex o Improved fertility o Younger looking skin o Whiter teeth o Better breathing o Longer life o Less stress o Improved smell and taste o More energy o Healthier loved ones
  4. 4. Better Sex Quitting smoking Improves the body’s bloodflow Improves sensitivity Better erections in men & Easy arousal and improved orgasms in women •Non-smokers are three times more apealling to their partners than smokers may be due to smelling fresh.
  5. 5. Improved fertility Quitting smoking Improves the lining of the womb & Make men’s sperm more potent Improved fertility •The possibility of conceiving through IVF increases with qutting smoking. • Quitting smoking also reduces the likelihood of having a miscarriage. •Most importantly, it improves the chances of giving birth to a healthy baby.
  6. 6. Younger looking skin Quitting smoking Improves the supply of nutrients and oxygen to the skin Slowing of facial ageing and delaying the appearance of wrinkles due to smoking Younger looking skin
  7. 7. Whiter teeth Quitting smoking Stops teeth becoming stained White teeth •Ex-smokers are less likely to get gum disease and lose their teeth prematurely, than smokers .
  8. 8. Better breathing Quitting smoking Improved (up to 10%) lung capacity within nine months Active, healthy old age
  9. 9. Longer life Quitting smoking Reduction of risk of smoking-related diseases, including heart disease, lung cancer and chronic bronchitis Improves the chance of a disease-free, mobile, happier old age •Men who quit smoking by 30 add 10 years to their life.  •People who kick the habit at 60 add three years to their life.
  10. 10. Less stress Quitting smoking Improved levels of oxygen in the body Increase the concentration and mental wellbeing •Scientific studies show that people's stress levels are lower after they stop smoking. •Nicotine addiction makes smokers stressed from the ‘withdrawal’ between cigarettes.
  11. 11. Improved smell and taste Quitting smoking Body recovers from hundreds of toxic chemicals found in cigarettes Improved smell and taste
  12. 12. More energy Quitting smoking Improved circulation (With in 2 to 12 weeks) Much easier physical activity •Quitting also boosts your immune system, making it easier to fight off colds and flu. •The increase in oxygen in the body makes ex-smokers less tired and less likely to have headaches.
  13. 13. Healthier loved ones Quitting smoking Reduce exposure of loved ones to passive smoking Decreased risk of lung cancer, heart disease and stroke in nonsmokers •By stopping smoking you'll be protecting the health of your nonsmoking friends and family. •Second-hand smoke makes children twice at risk of chest illnesses, including pneumonia, croup (swollen airways in the lungs) and bronchitis, plus more ear infections, wheezing and asthma. •They also have three times the risk of getting lung cancer in later life compared with children who live with non-smokers.
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