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An ever-increasing number of smokers around the country are trying to kick their smoking habits with the help of e-cigarettes. According to Public Health England, “An estimated 2.7 million adults in Great Britain currently vape”. Researchers have found that vaping is “95% less harmful” than smoking and that vapers are not exposed to the multitude of toxic chemicals that are present in cigarettes and rolling tobacco.

Today, let’s look at some of the best reasons to join other smokers in finally ditching the cigarettes this October.

Top 10 Reasons To Quit Smoking

Top 10 reasons to quit smoking

1. You won’t be inhaling germs (or at least a lot less).

2. Smoking might lead to some awkward moments in the bedroom.

3. You probably won’t lose your hearing.

4. You may be less likely to get psoriasis.

5. You won’t have to drink so much coffee to get the desired results.

6. Women can feel more confident in taking the pill.

7. You’ll be less likely to develop Crohn’s Disease.

8. You’ll cut your risk of heart problems.

9. Say Goodbye to stained teeth.

10. You won’t age so fast.

1. Top 10 Reasons To Quit Smoking.

If the plethora of toxic and carcinogenic chemicals present in tobacco products isn’t enough to put you off smoking, we’re sure you’ll be thrilled to know that cigarettes are also packed with germs that you can inhale in addition to the smoke. While it’s not clear whether these germs can harm you yet, you can’t deny that it’s pretty gross.

2. Smoking might lead to some awkward moments in the bedroom.

Smoking is known to hinder your circulation and unfortunately, that results in less blood flow to your genitals. This can affect arousal in both men and women, so it’s important to get on top of your smoking habit before it leads to any embarrassment.

3. You probably won’t lose your hearing.

If you’re a smoker and you’ve been hearing a ringing in your ears, it might not be tinnitus. According to a study, smokers are 70% more likely to suffer from loss of hearing later in when compared with non-smokers. This also extends to non-smokers living with a smoker who are as likely to lose their hearing compared to those not exposed to any cigarette smoke at all.

4. You may be less likely to get psoriasis.

Studies have found that daily smokers may be at greater risk of developing a skin condition called psoriasis. The more cigarettes over 20 smoked per day, the higher the risk.

5. You won’t have to drink so much coffee to get the desired results.

While a cup of coffee with a cigarette is a ubiquitous morning ritual for many, lovers of this combination will be disappointed to learn that smokers' bodies clear caffeine 56% faster compared to non-smokers. We recommend that smokers cut their caffeine consumption in half when trying to quit, or they run the risk of irritability and insomnia.

6. Women can feel more confident in taking the pill.

You might not have known this, but the morning after pill and cigarettes are not a great combination. Smokers are advised against taking the pill, as oral contraceptives come with the risk of blood clots, cardiac arrest, and strokes. These risks are even higher for smokers.

7. You’ll be less likely to develop Crohn’s Disease.

If you smoke, you are four times more likely than non-smokers to develop this horribly unpleasant chronic and often debilitating disease, which is known to cause excruciating pain, frequent diarrhea, and in severe cases, may require intestinal surgery.

8. You’ll cut your risk of heart problems.

Smokers are at two to four times higher risk of developing coronary heart disease compared to people who have never smoked. Not only this, but smokers suffering from coronary heart disease are also two times as likely to experience sudden cardiac arrest.

9. Say Goodbye to stained teeth.

We’re sure most of you are well aware of what smoking can do to your teeth and how much it can cost to fix them.

10. You won’t age so fast.

A decade of smoking can accelerate the skin's aging process by narrowing your skin's blood vessels and damaging the tissues that provide your skin with its natural durability and elasticity.

So, that’s it for today. These were just 10 reasons why you should give up smoking today, but there are countless more! If you or a loved one are trying to quit smoking, please visit the NHS Stop Smoking service for advice and support.

To learn more about vaping, please read our Ultimate Vaping Starter Guide and if you’re a new vaper looking for a simple device that authentically mimics the sensation of smoking, we suggest browsing our selection of the best Vape Starter kits that utilise a Mouth-To-Lung (MTL) function.

Remember, you can also buy e-liquids and vape kits at a Vape Shop near you!