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Better Skin, More Savings And Other Surprising Benefits Of Saying No To Smoking

11 June, 2018

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Kick The Butt
Usually, the urge to smoke lasts only for a few minutes. Every time you feel the need to take a puff, drink lots of water to diminish the urge.

One of the main reasons behind the urge to smoke is due to stress. So, keep stress at bay by practicing yoga and involving yourself in therapeutic activities such as dancing, gardening, and playing your favourite sport.

Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do to yourself. Giving up smoking can reduce the risk of developing cancer and various other diseases. However, Pooja Duggal, CEO of HealthHunt, shares five other benefits of saying no to smoking.

Improved Senses
Smoking can dull your sense of taste and smell. However, the damage is reversible. A few days after quitting, your food will taste and smell better. With time, your sense of taste will restore to normal, and you will be able to enjoy your meals to the fullest.

Better Energy Levels
Once you quit smoking, the oxygen level goes up in your body. Oxygen boosts energy which further helps in physical activities. Ditching that pack of cigarettes might help you get those six pack abs.
Better, Younger Skin
Smoking can lead to premature signs of ageing like fine lines, sagging skin, wrinkles and uneven tone. By saying no to smoking, you can achieve a flawless and younger looking skin.

Extra Savings
Cigarettes have become more expensive than ever after GST of 28% on tobacco. If you smoke one cigarette per day at Rs 15, you end up spending Rs 450 per month. For people who smoke more than one cigarette, the value keeps increasing. For a month, if you put the money you spend on cigarettes and smoking materials in a piggy bank, you will be surprised to see how much you have been able to collect.

Save Lives
According to World Health Organisation, second-hand-smoking or passive smoking kills six lakhs annually, including 1.65 lakh children before they reach their 50th birthday. By kicking the butt, you can not only add years to your life, but also prevent lakhs of untimely and premature deaths of non-smokers.

Source: The Economic Times