26 Sep 4 Great Reasons To Stop Smoking
Smoking as well as being costly , prevents you having a bright , healthy smile and as we all know very serious potential health effects
According to Ash 100,000 people die from smoking related causes and is responsible for 17% of all deaths in people aged 35 and over.
Stoptober is a campaign to encourage smokers in the UK to kick the habit for the month of October.
Evidence indicates that with 28 days without a cigarette, you’re 5 times more likely to quit the habit for good. You can now access free NHS smoking cessation support centres at GP clinics and some pharmacists . Statistically you are 4 times as likely to stop smoking with “one to one “support than trying to quit on your own.
Here are 5 reasons why you should quit smoking to improve your dental health and join #Stoptober this month:
1. MOUTH CANCER
NHS statistics indicate that 93% of cancers of the throat are caused by smoking.
Smokers you are 6 times more at risk of developing mouth cancer than non-smokers! The risks rise when one smokes and drinks together.
Stopping smoking reduces your chances of cancer
2. GUM DISEASE AND TOOTH LOSS
There is a link between gum disease and smoking. As a result of this you are at greater risk of loosing your teeth prematurely due to gum disease.
3. BAD BREATH
Smoking will contribute to bad breath by drying out the mouth.
4. STAINED TEETH
As all smokers will testify . smoking causes unsightly staining of the teeth.
However long and however many you have smoked in the past – its never too late to stop.