Benefits to Your Appearance

Benefits to Your Appearance

In addition to helping you live a longer, healthier life, quitting smoking can actually make you look younger and improve your appearance. Consider that:

  • Smoking causes the skin to wrinkle prematurely, having the unfortunate effect of aging a person beyond their years. Quitting now will improve your skin tone and color.
  • Smoking stains your teeth and fingernails yellow. Quitting smoking can halt these effects.
  • Even if you brush your teeth regularly, smoking causes bad breath.
  • Smoke clings to clothes and hair, causing you to have a perpetual odor of cigarette smoke.

Learn more about the benefits for family and friends.

Smoking Fact

When you quit smoking, your risk of stroke decreases steadily. Former smokers have the same stroke risk as nonsmokers after 5 to 15 years.