Benefits of the Non-Smoker

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The benefits of not smoking can be obtained even in the old age. There is no age restriction to tryand quit the habit of smoking. If you are in the habit of smoking, aside from being told off at eachchance by anti-smoking groups, you will be aware without a doubt that smoking is not good foryour wellbeing. Just consider why these anti- smoking people always come down so hard onsmokers? What's the reason behind their slogans wanting you to stop smoking? The answer liesin the benefits of not smoking gained from quitting this habit. Knowing this, one can safely assumethat even quitting in old age may be beneficial. Among the main benefits of not smoking is a reduced risk of contracting cancer. Smoke can besynonymous, literally, with the act of consuming cancer-causing carcinogenic stuff each time youbreathe in the smoke. The cancer- causing agents are immersed in your blood and stick on to anysurface of the body coming in touch with these agents. Over a period of time, these carcinogensaffect body cells. This overwhelms your body and somewhere down the line, increases thechances of your having cancer. Among the benefits of not smoking, even in old age, is cuttingdown this risk. This risk starts diminishing as soon as you quit smoking. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD, as it is commonly known, generally afflictssmokers. This disease means long standing harm to lung functioning. Emphysema and Bronchitisare the two major variations of COPD. The majority of smokers go through the pain of bronchitis,attributable to the irritation of drawing in the hot, noxious smoke directly into their lungs on anhourly basis. This becomes noticeable in the form of breathlessness and the peculiar cough of thesmoker, which throws up the surplus of mucus formed as a result of this smoke. Avoiding this painin the old age is one of the benefits of not smoking. Smokers have a much higher risk of suffering a stroke, above all, in their old age. The basis forthis is not...
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