Benefits of Quitting Smoking

January 22, 2018
Benefits of Quitting Smoking

Did you know that quitting smoking can help most of the major parts of your body -- from your brain to your DNA? Learn what’s affected and how.

The systems of your body and what happens to them when you stop smoking:
Brain
Breaks the addiction cycle
Head and Face
Gives you sharper hearing, better vision, clean mouth, clear skin
Heart
Decreases heart risks, thins the blood, lowers cholesterol
Lungs
Stops lung damage, prevents emphysema
DNA
Lowers cancer risk
Stomach and Hormones
Shrinks the belly, normalizes estrogen levels
Erectile Dysfunction
Promotes sexual healing
Blood and Immune System
Normalizes white blood cell count, helps proper healing, strengthens immune system
Muscles and Bones
Creates strong muscles, strengthens bones

 

Learn more about how quitting affects these systems and get more tips and tools at Smokefree.gov.

Smokefree.gov provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.

For one-on-one coaching or to enroll in our QCARE Kick the Nic!* stopping tobacco use program, call 800.235.7111 or 501.228.7111 and ask to speak to a Care Manager.

*Health plans vary. Check with your employer or plan administrator to see if QCARE is included.

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