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    Younger-Looking and Healthier Body After Quitting Smoking

    When you quit smoking, you'll reap many physical benefits.

    • Your taste buds will come back to life.
    • Your sense of smell will improve.
    • Your voice may improve as irritation of the voice box (larynx) from cigarette smoke is reduced.
    • Your teeth will become whiter (less yellow).
    • Your hair and breath will no longer smell like smoke.
    • Your shortness of breath will improve.
    • Your cough will get better (although it may get worse when you first quit).
    • You'll have more energy and stamina.

    You'll look younger and healthier.1

    Citations

    1. American Cancer Society (2013). Guide to quitting smoking. Available online: http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/guidetoquittingsmoking/index.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerJohn Hughes, MD - Psychiatry

    Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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