Understanding what the 5 benefits of quitting smoking will help encourage you to remain smoke-free for the rest of your life. When your resolve starts to waver, consider these benefits and remember that you are doing something good for you.
Benefit #1 – Your health improves – and your family’s health will also improve
Health risks start to decrease almost immediately after you quit smoking.
As soon as 20 minutes after your last cigarette your blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal.
Within three months your risk of heart attack starts to drop and your functionality in your lungs is starting to improve. And things get better from there!
When your family members don’t have to breathe in second-hand smoke, their health will improve.
And you’ll notice that you probably won’t get as many colds in the future.
Benefit #2 – You’ll have more money in your pocket
If you’re a pack a day smoker you’ll save about $3,650 a year after you quit (assuming a cost per pack of $10).
Imagine what you could do with that extra money!
Benefit #3 – Your world will taste and smell better
How great will it be when your clothes, your car and your house and even your hair smells better. You’ll notice the odour that clings to other smokers. You’ll also realize that you probably never noticed that smell on you when you were a smoker.
Tip: if you smoke while driving, have your car detailed the day you quit and don’t smoke in it again.
After you quit smoking your taste buds will come back to life. Food will taste so much better. As your sense of smell improves, food will smell better too.
Benefit #4 – You’ll live longer
Okay, so quitting smoking isn’t the fountain of youth, BUT the longer you are away from smoking, the better your health will be.
- Your risk of heart disease, emphysema and cancers will decrease as time goes on.
- You should see a decrease in shortness of breath, nasal congestion and fatigue related to smoking within nine months.
- Within one year your risk for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke should drop to about half the risk of a non-smoker.
And as the years go by, your risk for major diseases keeps on decreasing until that risk equals that of a non-smoker.
Benefit #5 – You’ll have taken back control of your life!
Once you kick those cigarettes to the curb you will have an overwhelming sense of control. You will have wrested control of a habit that once made you feel enslaved.
Are you ready to quit?
Yes,! Fabulous. Hypnosis is a great way to quit smoking. Book your free consultation today so that we can discuss how hypnosis can help you and to determine if hypnosis is right for you.