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Benefits Of Quitting Smoking

 

What are the immediate and long term health benefits of quitting smoking?

Within 20 min
Your blood pressure and pulse rate drop
Your body temperature in your hands and feet increases to normal and your circulation improves

Within 8 hours
The carbon monoxide level in your blood drops
The oxygen level in your blood increases to normal

Within 12 hours
Almost all the nicotine has been metabolized from your body

Within 24 hours
Your blood levels of carbon monoxide have dropped dramatically
Your lungs start to clean themselves
Your chance of having a heart attack due to smoking is already decreasing

Within 48 hours
Nicotine has been removed from your body
Your senses of taste and smell start to increase

Within 72 hours
Your bronchial tubes begin to relax and you can breathe easier
Your lung capacity also increases which means you can do physical activities easier

Within 3 months
Your lung cilia begin to recover and lung function improves

Within 1 year
Your risk of coronary heart disease is halved after one year compared to continuing smokers

Within 2 years
Your risk of heart attack is now the same as for a lifelong non-smoker

Within 10 years
Your risk of lung cancer is less than half that of a continuing smoker and continues to decline

Within 15 years
Your risk of coronary heart disease is the same as a non-smoker

So you can see that it is never too late to quit smoking. When you give your body the chance to heal itself by quitting smoking, your body can and will go about making significant health improvements both immediately and ongoing.

But your body can only heal itself to full health again if you quit smoking before any permanent and life threatening damage is done. And the risk you face is that once you find out that smoking has caused irreversible damage … it is too late.

The basic fact is that …
Whatever your current health situation is, the best and only time to quit is right now!!!