Here Is What Happens The Moment You Stop Smoking

According to statistics, most smokers are aware that they need to stop smoking, but they’re not sure how to start. Quitting smoking requires a lot of will and sacrifice, but once you ditch the awful habit, you will feel the effects immediately. Deciding to ditching the habit is the most important first step – once you set your mind on it, you will learn how to endure and regain your health bit by bit which should encourage you.

Here’s what’ll happen to your body once you stop smoking:

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  • Your blood pressure should already be down 20 minutes after you’ve stopped smoking. This will improve your circulation in your limbs and instantly warm you up;
  • After about 7-8 hours, the oxygen levels in your blood will rise, resulting in your lungs functioning better;
  • 2 days after quitting the habit, your risk of heart attack will be reduced in half. At this point, the body should be almost completely free of nicotine, which will improve your sense of taste and smell;
  • After 3 days, your bronchial tubes should be more relaxed which will help you breathe much better. You should also feel much more energetic as well;
  • 2 weeks to 2 months after stopping smoking, you will experience up to 30% of improvement in your lung function, and your circulation should be fully restored;
  • 3-9 months after quitting the habit, you shouldn’t have problems with coughs, congestion and any kind of respiratory problem. Your lungs should be free of bacteria and mucus and you will be able to breathe much better;
  • 1 years after the last cig, you should feel much energetic, and the risk of heart attack should go down by 50% at the same time;
  • 5 years after your last cigarette, your risk of stroke should be equal to that of a non-smoker;
  • On your tenth no-smoking anniversary, you will have almost no risk of lung cancer, and all the lung damage should be completely reversed;
  • After being free of cigarettes for 15 years, all the nicotine and tobacco from your body will be gone, and your risk of heart attack will be the same as in non-smokers.

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