What Happens When You Stop Smoking?
Many people are aware of the dangers of smoking, but they just don’t give up from their pleasure and think more about their health. And usually they avoid hearing the real truth about smoking as a serious threat and the cause of many diseases.
Quitting smoking provides immediate and long-term benefits. If you decide to quit smoking you’ll reduce the risk to develop smoking-related diseases and you’ll improve your health in multiple ways. See all the positive changes that quitting smoking will bring and think if it is worth to try.
20 minutes after quitting your heart rate and blood pressure will normalize.
12 hours after you quit the carbon monoxide levels will be cut by half, and your oxygen levels will get to normal.
In 48 hours the risk of heart attack will decrease. Your ability to taste and smell will be enhanced.
In 3 days the nicotine will be totally out of your body. Your breathing paths will be relaxed and you’ll feel more energized.
In 2-3 weeks your blood circulation and lung function will improve and you’ll start breathing easily.
In 3-9 months your lungs will begin to repair. Coughing, shortness of breath and other respiratory problems decrease dramatically.
After 1 year without a cigarette the risk for heart disease is decreased by 50%.
After 5 years your risk of getting a stroke is the same as a person who never smoked.
10 years after you stop smoking, your risk of dying from lung cancer is half that of a smoker’s.
In 15 years without smoking your risk of heart attack is equal as of a non-smoker’s.