How fast would you start seeing results if you quit smoking today?
Surprisingly, your health starts to improve almost immediately and continues to improve over the following 15 years of not smoking. While it takes a few years to achieve all the benefits, the fact is, some immediate benefits have huge positive effect on your life and will occur almost immediately.
20 minutes after you stop smoking your blood pressure will return to normal
While you might feel smoking relaxes you, the truth is it doesn’t. Smoking increases all bodily systems (nervous, respiratory & digestive) as your body tries to dispel the poisons and toxins being inhaled. Almost immediately upon stopping smoking your blood pressure will lower to normal levels.
Eight hours after you quit smoking carbon monoxide levels will drop by half and oxygen levels will return to normal
Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas found in everybody’s blood. In a non-smoker is usually between zero and 8 parts per million but for someone who smokes is roughly 20 parts per million per pack per day. Carbon monoxide inhibits the body’s ability to carry oxygen cells. As soon as your carbon monoxide levels drop and your oxygen levels returned to normal you will be amazed at how more vital you will feel.
After 72 hours your bronchial tubes will relax and your energy levels will improve
Within 72 hours, breathing will become easier and energy levels increase
Taste and Smell start returning to normal
Two weeks of being a non-smoker circulation improves
Circulation continues to improve from two weeks – increasing your aerobic capacity allowing you to exercise without puffing so hard – hands and feet will not tingle or be cold
After three months, coughing, wheezing and other breathing problems will drastically reduce
After three months you will find that many of the old respiratory problems will be greatly reduced. This means that you won’t be coughing, lung capacity improves by approximately 10%, and your sleep will be more sound.
One year after quitting smoking your heart attack risk will halve
It has been shown that one year after quitting smoking, the risk of having a heart attack will be half of what it previously was.
Within five years of quitting smoking the risk of a stroke returns to normal
Smokers have a much higher chance of having a stroke than non-smokers, this risk returns to normal at approximately 5 years from the date you quit smoking.
After 10 years the risk of lung cancer will return to that of a non-smoker
Smokers have a much higher chance of various different cancers including lung cancer, quitting smoking will put you on the path to having the same level of risk as non-smokers. While it is a long time before you reach the same level of risk is a non-smoker, all the other benefits continue to show how quitting smoking continues to deliver value and benefits over time.
15 years after you quit smoking risk of heart attack will return to normal
For anyone who doesn’t smoke the idea that smoking will impact the risks of heart attack for 15 years past when you with smoking should remind everyone that smoking has serious and long-term health risks. But it’s fantastic to see that after 15 years of not smoking that your levels of risk to return to that of a non-smoker.
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