This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Quit Smoking
There are tons of reasons why you shouldn't smoke, but that doesn't make it any easier to quit. Kicking the habit can be a really tough journey, and it may even take a couple of tries before it sticks, but once it does, you'll know you made the best decision for you, your body, and your health. Here are some some pretty great short and long-term benefits you can expect to happen once you finally decide to quit smoking — maybe this will help motivate you to get started and good luck!
After 20 minutes, your pulse and blood pressure drop and your hands and feet become warmer.
After 8 hours, the concentration of carbon monoxide in the blood sinks and the oxygen levels increase.
After 48 hours, your sense of smell and taste improves.
After 72 hours, the bronchial tubes relax.
After 2 weeks to 3 months, your circulation and lung function improves.
After 1-9 months, your airways become freer and the coughing starts to clear up.
After 1 year, the risk of heart disease is cut in half.
After 5 years, your risk of having a stroke is the same as that of a non-smoker.
After 10 years, the risk of lung cancer is half as high as that of a smoker.
After 15 years, the risk of heart disease is the same as that of a non-smoker.
Isn't that impressive? Your body has the ability to heal itself in just 5 years! Now's the time to make a change so go ahead and kick that cigarette to the curb and your body will thank you.
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