You have tried to stop smoking dozen times, but it was too hard? Never give up, ’cause quitting smoking has multiple worthy wow-effects. Let’s observe them.
What happens to your body after quitting smoking
- within 20 minutes after quitting smoking your heart rate drops;
- within 12 hours carbon monoxide level in your blood drops;
- within 2 weeks to 3 months heart attack risk decreases;
- within 2 weeks to 3 months lung function begins to improve;
- within 1 to 9 months your coughing and shortness of breath decrease;
- within 1 year after quitting smoking added risk of coronary heart disease cuts in half;
- within 5 to 15 years stroke risk reduces to nonsmoker’s levels;
- within 10 years lung cancer death risk cuts in half;
- within 10 years risk of bladder, esophagus, kidney, mouth, pancreas and throat cancer decreases;
- within 15 years after quitting smoking the risk of coronary heart disease is back to that of a nonsmoker’s.
- about 14 thousand people dye daily because of smoking-related diseases;
- smoking killed 100 million people worldwide in the 20th century;
- nearly a quarter of underage smokers got addicted to tobacco before they turned 10 years old;
- tobacco smoke contains approximately 4 thousand chemical compounds, including 70 cancer-causing, even in case of passive smoking;
- every second smoker dies from smoking-related diseases and causes;
- smoking is the main cause of lung cancer.
- A cigarette helps to relax? In fact, only that ritual makes smokers think so.
- You gain weight when quitting smoking? It’s not cigarettes, but smokers’ habit to eat more because of stress they are sure they are experiencing.
- Quitting smoking after years of it harms your body? In fact it has only positive effects on your body.
- Light and flavored cigarettes are less harmful? They are as harmful as usual ones. They also contain enough nicotine to form a strong dependence. Besides, “light” smokers tend to increase the number of cigarettes smoked.
Many people succeeded in quitting smoking due to Allen Carr‘s book and program.