The Benefits Of Quitting Smoking

The Benefits Of Quitting Smoking

 

You’ve come to this website because you want to quit smoking for good. The good news is that your body will start to repair itself as soon as you’ve stubbed out that last cigarette.

Within 20 minutes your blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal.

After 8 hours nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in your blood reduce by half and oxygen levels return to normal.

After 24 hours carbon monoxide will be eliminated from your body and your lungs will start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.

Within 48 hours there is no nicotine left in your body and your ability to taste and smell is greatly improved.

After 3 days your breathing will become easier and your energy levels will increase.

Over the next 2-12 weeks your circulation will improve.

Over the next 3-9 months coughs, wheezing and breathing problems will improve as your lung function is increased by up to 10%.

After a year your risk of a heart attack will fall to about half of that of a smoker.

After 10 years your risk of lung cancer falls to half of that of a smoker.

After 15 years your risk of a heart attack falls to the same level as someone who has never smoked.

You will certainly suffer some nicotine withdrawal symptoms when you quit but, typically, these will last less than 4 weeks. These may include irritability, depression, restlessness, poor concentration, increased appetite, light headedness, difficulty sleeping and craving.

Weigh these temporary withdrawal symptoms up against the benefits of quitting smoking. There’s no competition.