27 June 2016

5 Reasons Why You Should Quit Smoking Today

Smoking is one of those things that nearly all of the adult population has tried and some just stick at smoking, even though they know just how bad it is for their health. We all know how much it can increase your risk of cancer, heart disease, lung disease and many more conditions, but it's not just that. 

Smoking causes so many other symptoms too, some which will take time to repair and others that can be reversed from just 20 minutes after you have put that last cigarette down. For what ever reason that you decide to kick the habit, here are my 5 reasons that should send you on your smoke-free way.

Food, glorious food
Ever wondered why food just tastes so bland? Why others seem to enjoy food and the flavours it offers much more than you? Well that is down to smoking. Smoking cause structural changes to the taste buds so long term smokers don't get that full flavoured cup of coffee because they can't taste that bitterness like non-smokers do. 

But did you know, within a week of quitting your taste and smell will start to improve and you can eventually gain full use of your taste buds once again to enjoy a luscious mug of your favourite brew!

You can lose weight!
Usually when you quit smoking, there is this null feeling of having nothing in your hands or your mouth, like you would a cigarette and this will normally be replaced by food, causing weight gain.
But it doesn't need to be that way, apparently you can lose weight by vaping. CLICK HERE to see how vaping helped someone lose 26 pounds (1.86 stone) due to the fact that vaping has replaced snacking for him.

It's all down to the fact that nicotine is an appetite suppressant. And so, if you vape instead of smoking, you cut down all the nastiness you get from cigarettes but still get the nicotine you crave and it doesn't cause you to eat your weight in sweets!

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You will save a fortune
With the price of smoking being at the highest ever, it does cost a small fortune to be able to do so and so quitting will end up giving you enough money to splurge on yourself on other things to make you happy. On average, if you smoke 10 a day at the minute, you could save around £1825 per year. You could book yourself a luxury holiday for that!

Sex gets better!
Woah! Hears all men dropping cigarette packets, yes, this is true! Stopping smoking improves the body's blood flow and so in turn, this improves skin sensitivity meaning... yes, you guessed it. Better sex! And according to the NHS, It has also been found that non-smokers are three times more appealing to prospective partners than smokers. Double bonus then!

And, saving the best for last (well, I think it is any way):

Stopping smoking improves fertility
Not only can smoking cause women to struggle to get pregnant, but it can effect that mans ability to provide the good stuff too. Quitting smoking improves the lining of the womb and can make men's sperm more potent, meaning baby making could be easier. What's more giving up the fags reduces the likelihood of having a miscarriage and it improves the chances of giving birth to a healthy baby.

With all these reasons and more, I think it's fairly certain that you should be quitting the cigarettes today!


  1. Haha, maybe I should start vaping then, I have about 2 stones to lose and could do with a reduced appetite! Joking aside, great pointers and I hope your post reaches many smokers and gives them the motivation they need to stop.xx

  2. I've never ever smoked but I have relatives who have and I wish they'd stop. These are great reasons for smokers to stop though. Laura.x

  3. I havnt smoked for over 17 years, I was 3 months pregnant with my daughter and I fainted and havnt touched a cigarette since, now I cant stand the smell of smoke

  4. I smoked for 30 years and now I'm on a vape pen - biggest incentive was the smell and definately the money aspect
    Lots of treats now that I couldn't afford before

  5. I smoked for 30 years and now I'm on a vape pen - biggest incentive was the smell and definately the money aspect
    Lots of treats now that I couldn't afford before

  6. I'm not a smoker myself, but you have shared some great tips here which I'm sure will be useful for those thinking of quitting :) x

  7. I was brought up in a very anti-smoking household but I'm grateful as I have never smoked. I think it's brilliant that so many people are quitting now.

    My step brother is a smoker and I can actually smell him coming! He is so good though. He knows how much I hate it and sprays himself with deodorant before coming over. When my girls were babies I made him have a clean change of clothes at mine before he could hold them.

  8. Very interesting. I used to be a smoker up until the point I met my other half. or him I stopped smoking and I'm glad I did. In saying that when I'm out with work colleagues which is like once a year we sneak in a fag. :)

  9. I have stopped smoking 6 weeks ago by vaping! This is longest I've ever lasted without a cigarette! I feel amazing! ☺️

  10. I smoked for 5 years (from 15 - 20) and I totally can't picture myself doing it now, it seems like madness! x

  11. Agree with all these great tips for smokers :-)

  12. I'm not a smoker but my mother in law has recently quit and I'm so glad - hoping it lasts this time!! Great tips :) x

  13. I have never smoked luckily, my Mum gave up a year and a half ago and I couldn't be prouder, sadly my dad still is but we are trying to pursuade him to stop too x