Younger-Looking and Healthier Body After Quitting Smoking
When you quit smoking, you'll reap many physical
- Your taste buds come back to
- Your sense of smell improves.
- Your voice may
improve as irritation of the voice box (larynx) from cigarette smoke is
- Your hair and breath no longer smell like
- You can breathe more deeply.
- You have more
energy and stamina.
younger and healthier.1
- People who smoke get wrinkles sooner
and show other signs of aging.
- People who quit
smoking have a better quality of life. They reduce their risks for cancer, lung
diseases, heart attacks, strokes, blood vessel diseases, and blindness from
macular degeneration. They also get sick less often from colds and flu. And
they have less bronchitis and pneumonia.
American Cancer Society (2010). Prevention and Early Detection: Guide to Quitting Smoking. Atlanta: American Cancer Society. Available online: http://www.cancer.org/Healthy/StayAwayfromTobacco/GuidetoQuittingSmoking/index.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||John Hughes, MD - Psychiatry|
|Last Revised||July 6, 2011|