What Happens In Your Body When You Stop Smoking?
Probably many people know the dangers of smoking, but they don’t give up on this habit, because have more enjoyment by the cigarette, than they are worried about their health. And maybe more often they don’t want to know the real truth about smoking as a trigger of serious illness.
At the same moment when you stop smoking, your health begins to improve. Although quitting this bad habit is not easy, if you can concentrate on the advantages you will gain, you will surely leave the cigarettes behind you. With 4,000 harmful chemicals in each cigarette, every time you inhale a smoke in the lung, you damage your body, face, teeth and skin. See what kind of positive changes will occur to you when you stop smoking. And then, stop and see them for yourself.
Changes that occur after the last cigarette:
After 20 minutes: Your blood pressure and pulse will normalize and the circulation in the extremities improves and delivers blood rich with oxygen to them.
After 8 hours: Carbon monoxide is completely eliminated from the body and is replaced by oxygen that the cells need to function normally. Your tobacco breath will disappear.
After 24 to 48 hours: The chances of getting a heart attack decrease. Breathing becomes easier. You have more energy. The whole concentration of nicotine will leave your body and the senses of smell and taste will return to normal.
After 3 days from your last cigarette you will notice that you can breathe easier and your bronchial tubes will be relaxed. At this point, you will feel energetic, which will be a nice boost after the stress of quitting.
After two weeks: Your circulation is improving and will continue to improve in the next 10 weeks. The lungs produce less mucus and function better. The ability to participate in physical activity increases as you have less breathing problems.
After two to three months: Your circulation has been significantly improved. Hiking becomes easier. Your lung function increases by as much as 30%.
After nine months to a year: You will have reduced coughs, fatigue, sinus problems and difficulty breathing. The lungs will be more resistant to infections than before. The risk of heart disease will be reduced by half, in relation to people who still smoke.
After three years: The risk of heart disease and stroke are reduced to a level as those who have never smoked.
After five years: The chances of getting lung cancer are reduced by almost half as compared to smokers. The risk of mouth cancer as well as throat cancer is also reduced by half.
After ten years: The chances of dying from lung cancer are the same as those who have never lit a cigarette. The risk of mouth cancer and throat cancer is significantly reduced.
The harmful effects of smoking on your organism are often underlined in an effort to make people quit, but a more influential path to quitting may be the positive results of each day without a cigarette. Remember that you weren’t born with cigarette in your mouth so you CAN quit them if you are persistent enough!