Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking|Be Tobacco Free


my skin is better my breath better it's
not bitter anymore I had developed some
coughing that went away play basketball
and baseball with my son and I'm just
really really an active guy there the
obvious effects over the longer term
that is reduction in their risk for
chronic lung disease reduced respiratory
symptoms like coughing and production of
phlegm reduced risk of heart attack
people experience improved quality of
life improved energy less fatigue and
sometimes we even find that other
medical problems are easier to control
they breathe easier they don't wake up
every morning clearing your throat or
wake up in the middle of the night to
clear their throat erectile dysfunction
in men is one of the things that can
occur in smokers and it probably is an
effect on the blood vessels when people
quit smoking they may be able to regain
that erectile function that they lost
when they were smoking if I have a
patient who's smoking I really try to
convince them to stop smoking before the
operation
smoking is as a process slows down the
body's natural healing mechanisms not
only at the skin level where your skin
incision occurs but inside where most of
the major surgery is occurring they have
better blood flow better tissue
oxygenation in other words our bodies
are getting oxygen at a higher level
which improves healing when an
individual quit smoking I think it
improves the quality of life for the
entire family we find that children have
less respiratory tract infections it's a
cleaner living environment and better
breathing air for the entire family
there are so many good reasons to quit
it can improve your health and
appearance and enjoyment of life it's a
step toward better health and a brighter
future for you and your family you know
I just feel good about having dinner
feel good about what's happened in my
life being alive and I look to play
sports run and go to the gym
everything improved so taste is better
endurance smell is a lot better
our lives are happier I'm healthy I'll
be healthier
my parents will live longer and they'll
be healthier it'll be a healthier home
the Mayo Clinic nicotine dependence
Center is a world leader in helping
people stop using tobacco
it offers outpatient treatment and a
residential treatment program call or
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Clinic can help you quit smoking for
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