up smoking ups family life
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Giving up smoking can dramatically improve
flagging sex lives, according to a study conducted by a Hong Kong university.
The University of Hong Kong study found 53.8 per cent of smokers being treated
for impotence said that their problems eased within six months of stubbing out
their nicotine habits.
That figure compared to just 28.1 per cent of men treated for erectile
dysfunction who continued smoking, meaning quitters have a 91.5 per cent greater
chance of a better sex life.
Sophia Chan, a professor who helped conduct the survey, said erectile
dysfunction was ‘very prevalent’ in China and Asia and added that programmes to
help smokers quit should be extended across the region.
Her colleague Lam Tai-hing said: "Smokers should be aware of such adverse
effects from their smoking and should quit now to prevent erectile dysfunction
and other diseases caused by smoking.
In fact, erectile dysfunction patients who smoke can expect some quick benefits
after quitting smoking."
More than 700 men suffering from erectile dysfunction aged 30 to 50 took part in
the three-year study by the university's School of Public Health and Nursing.