Billings Clinic
Especially For:

Illness & Conditions - Frame

Younger-Looking and Healthier Body After Quitting Smoking

Younger-Looking and Healthier Body After Quitting Smoking

When you quit smoking, you'll reap many physical benefits.

  • Your taste buds come back to life.
  • Your sense of smell improves.
  • Your voice may improve as irritation of the voice box (larynx) from cigarette smoke is reduced.
  • Your hair and breath no longer smell like smoke.
  • You can breathe more deeply.
  • You have more energy and stamina.

You'll look 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.

Citations

  1. 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.
By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer John Hughes, MD - Psychiatry
Last Revised July 6, 2011

Last Revised: July 6, 2011

This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise, Incorporated disclaims any warranty or liability for your use of this information. Your use of this information means that you agree to the Terms of Use. How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.

© 1995-2013 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.

Print This Page
Email to a Friend
Home | Contact | Site Map | Site Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions | Patient Privacy Policy | Medical Records | Fast Command
2800 10th Ave. North | P.O. Box 37000 | Billings, Montana 59107 | 406.238.2500
© Copyright 2014 Billings Clinic. All Rights Reserved.