2. Reduction in Lung Cancer Risk
You probably know that you reduce your chances of lung cancer, but what is shocking is just how high your chances are of getting lung cancer when you smoke. One of the big health benefits that you get when you quit smoking is a major reduction in your risk for lung cancer. Someone who smokes regularly is 20 times more likely to die one cancer than a non-smoker.
But smoking doesn’t just affect your lungs. In fact, smoking increases your risk for all sorts of different cancers. Since there are dozens of them, you put yourself seriously at risk when you smoke. But quitting smoking offers an almost immediate benefit – a slight reduction in your chance of developing cancer. But the real bonus comes after 10 years of being off cigarettes when your chance of developing cancer is only half that of a smoker.