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Quit Smoking Today: Long-term Benefits

Quit Smoking Today: Long-term Benefits

Smoking takes a toll on your health — both inside and out. Smoking can lead to premature aging, saggy and discolored skin, and bad breath. When you quit, nutrients and oxygen travel through your blood to your skin more easily to keep you looking healthier (and younger, too!).

Giving up on cigarettes doesn’t just improve your heart and lung health; it also reduces your risk of other disease, like diabetes, and other cancers, including cancer of the mouth, throat or stomach. 

Ready to quit? Check out these best ways to stop smoking today and butt out for good!

By Brittany Doohan. Published September 25, 2012. Updated April 9, 2015. Brittany is a health and lifestyle writer and editor living in San Francisco, CA.
Reviewed by Shira Goldenholz, MD, MPH on April 9, 2015.