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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Smoking

We all know smoking isn’t good for you, but if you are still smoking and need a few more reasons to quit, check out this list. After dealing with addiction and throughout your recovery, you are learning to put yourself first. Your mind, body, and soul are your priorities. Smoking is incredibly hard on your body, as you will see here, and as you make your way down your recovery journey, you need every ounce of strength you can get. Your sobriety will awaken your body, and the healthier you are, the more you will enjoy the journey.

  1. Menopause – Female smokers are more likely to start menopause early and to have more dramatic symptoms than non-smokers.
  2. Pregnancy – Smoking can cause infertility over time and make it much more difficult and potentially impossible to conceive.
  3. Breathing – One of the more common symptoms, breathing is significantly affected by smoking. A smoker’s lungs physically shrink in size and become charred and weak.
  4. Menstrual Problems – Smoking and cause issues with menstruation including heavy bleeding, irregular periods, and increases the risk of ovarian cancer.
  5. Depression – Smoking has been linked to depression in many cases, specifically for women.
  6. Ulcers – The inhalation of smoke and the tar within it can lead to stomach ulcers which are painful and difficult to treat.
  7. Gum Disease – Smoking even as few as one cigarette a day can lead to gum disease, bone and teeth loss, and cancer.
  8. Cataracts – Research has linked smoking with cataracts. It has been proven that smokers are more likely to have damaged vision, blurry or foggy eye site, and cataracts.
  9. Skin Problems – Women who smoke are far more likely to experience skin damage, age spots, and wrinkles.
  10. Hair Loss – Smoking causes women to lose their hair. It becomes brittle, damaged, and thin.

Smoking is often a coping mechanism. Women sometimes start smoking as a way to deal with stress, depression, and anxiety. Often these issues complicate recovery significantly. Don’t let that happen to you. To find out more about how to keep your mind, body, and soul healthy and strong throughout your recovery, please call 561-294-0247 to speak with a professional at Villa Tranquil. Get the help you need to ensure a long-lasting recovery.