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?
- Just 20 minutes after a smoker’s last cigarette, their heart rate and blood pressure begin to return to normal.
- After 12 hours, carbon monoxide levels stabilize, increasing the blood’s oxygen carrying capacity.
- After just 1 day without smoking, heart attack risk begins to decrease as blood pressure and heart rate normalize.
- After 2 days, the nerve endings responsible for smell and taste start to recover.
- After 1 month, you will experience less coughing and shortness of breath as lungs become healthier.
- Within 9 months of ceasing, the airways in the lungs start to recover.
- By the 1 year anniversary of quitting, heart disease risk plummets to half as blood vessels function improves.
- After 5 years, the chances of blood clot formation dramatically declines and the risk of stroke continues to reduce.
- 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.
- 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.