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7 things that happen when you quit smoking

When you stop smoking, there are lots of benefits!

Stopping smoking has many immediate and long-term benefits. It's worth pushing through the tough times.

Here are some of the things you have to look forward to when you stop smoking!

1. Your immune system starts to repair

The rainy, miserable weather is bad enough in winter without having to deal with a cold. But luckily you can say “Hello” to a stronger immune system after you quit. You will cough and wheeze less, and your sense of smell will improve, too, which brings us to the next point…

2. Food will start tasting better

If you thought food tasted good while you were smoking, just wait until your taste buds heal. This usually happens within a week of quitting, so just wait for that Sunday roast – YUM!

3. Run, Forrest, Run!

Stopping smoking makes exercise easier and improves your physical performance. Exercise is also a great way to distract yourself from cravings and keep weight off when you quit – win-win!

4. Improve your fertility

Thinking of starting a family? Whether you are male or female, stopping smoking can improve your fertility and shorten the time it takes to conceive. 

Find out everything you need to know about stopping smoking at every stage from pre-conception, pregnancy to birth and beyond: Smoking and fertility

5. Get a good night's sleep

Did you know that smokers are more likely to experience sleep disturbances, such as taking longer to fall asleep and having less total sleep time? The good news is that when you quit, you can get some quality shut eye.

6. Say hello to better skin

Within just a month of quitting you will notice your skin appearance improving! Plus quitting actually slows the development of wrinkles.

7. Don’t forget the enormous potential financial savings!

Quitting a pack-a-day habit could save around $9000 in a year!

Still not convinced? Check out some of the other benefits of quitting smoking.

Call Quitline if you want to hear more

When you call Quitline, our friendly Quitline counsellors can chat to you about the pros and cons of quitting. They can also help you to choose your key reasons for quitting and build your motivation. Call Quitline or 13 7848 or request a Quitline callback

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