Reasons To Kick Your Bad Smoking Habit To The Curb

There are major health conditions that can be caused by smoking, including heart disease, cancer and stroke. But there are many other factors that can be affected by your bad habit.

Check out this list from Health magazine:

  • Smoking can affect your circulation. This means less blood flow to your genitals resulting in lower sexual performance for men and women.
  • Smokers report getting less sleep four times more often than non-smokers. Why? Nicotine withdrawals during nighttime hours can disturb your slumber.
  • Smokers have been found to lose more bone mineral density than non-smokers, and the results are far worse for postmenopausal women.
  • Are you prepared to be deaf? Reports indicate smokers have a 70 percent higher chance to develop hearing loss than non-smokers.
  • Smokers are four times more likely to fall victim to Crohn’s disease. This chronic condition can affect your digestive system and intestinal tract resulting in painful constipation, diarrhea, abdominal cramps and ulcers.
  • Smoking can shrink your blood vessels and damage the tissues that help give your skin elasticity and strength. This can cause a major increase in wrinkles.
  • As a smoker your chances of experiencing acid reflux and heartburn increase by about 70 percent.
  • For every cigarette you smoke, reports indicate you shave off 11 minutes of your expected lifespan.

These are just a few of the dozens of risks associated with smoking. Talk to your doctor or medical professional today about a plan to help you kick the habit for good.