Forget Viagra. Research suggests that for firmer, faster erections, men should quit smoking. Scientists have found that men who successfully kick cigarettes can have thicker, more rigid erections and reached maximal arousal five times faster than smokers who relapse.
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in Ireland with almost 6, smokers dying each year from tobacco related diseases. Smoking related deaths are mainly due to cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases COPD and heart disease. Cigarettes contain over toxic chemicals, many of which are proven to cause cancer.
Preventing tobacco use and helping people who use tobacco quit can improve the health and quality of life for Americans of all ages. People who stop smoking greatly reduce their risk of disease and premature death. Benefits are greater for people who stop at earlier ages, but quitting tobacco use is beneficial at any age.
So why are people still lighting up? The answer, in a word, is addiction. Smoking is a hard habit to break because tobacco contains the very addictive chemical nicotine.
Some get a gym membership. Others stop drinking. But for those making a good go of it, what can you expect to happen to you?
Skip navigation! Story from Wellness. If you needed one more reason why smoking cigarettes is bad for you, consider your vagina.
Back to Live Well. Here are 10 ways your health will improve when you stop smoking. This makes all physical activity, including walking and running, much easier.
Smoking can affect your sexual health in a number of ways including altering your menstrual cycle, your risk of cancer, and even your libido. Women smokers may experience more painful and irregular periods, with period pain lasting longer. Smoking hardens blood vessels around the clitoris and vagina, which may reduce sexual pleasure.
Smoking just two cigarettes a day can cause a softer erection in a male smoker, while long-term smoking has been linked to erectile dysfunction, according to research published in Addiction Behaviour. During sexual arousal, the labia, clitoris, and vagina also swell up with blood, similar to a man's penis, enhancing sensation and excitement. If nicotine can restrict blood flow and cause erectile dysfunction in men, studies suggest it may be reasonable to predict that blood flow is restricted in women as well, and may also have a negative effect on sensation.