What happens when you stop smoking?

What happens when you stop smoking?

Are you thinking of quitting your smoking habit?

Or trying to get a loved one to stop smoking? 

It is never too late to end cigarette addiction. 

Previously, we had an article on What Happens When You Smoke.

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But, what happens to your body when you stop smoking?

  1. Just 20 minutes after a smoker’s last cigarette, their heart rate and blood pressure begin to return to normal.
  2. After 12 hours, carbon monoxide levels stabilize, increasing the blood’s oxygen carrying capacity.
  3. After just 1 day without smoking, heart attack risk begins to decrease as blood pressure and heart rate normalize.
  4. After 2 days, the nerve endings responsible for smell and taste start to recover.
  5. After 1 month, you will experience less coughing and shortness of breath as lungs become healthier.
  6. Within 9 months of ceasing, the airways in the lungs start to recover.
  7. By the 1 year anniversary of quitting, heart disease risk plummets to half as blood vessels function improves.
  8. After 5 years, the chances of blood clot formation  dramatically declines and the risk of stroke continues to reduce.
  9. After 10 years, the chances of getting lung cancer go down by 50% as the body’s ability to repair DNA is once again restored.
  10. After 15 years, the likelihood of developing coronary heart disease is essentially the same as a nonsmoker.

Share or tag your loved ones who smoke, you may save their lives.

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