So you like to drink and smoke. Who doesn’t? Smoking and drinking can go so well together that it can be almost impossible for drinkers to go without smoking. In fact, there are tons of people who only smoke when they drink which costs legitimate smokers thousands of dollars per year in bummed cigarettes. So [...]
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Congratulations! Every day, smokers just like you decide that they are ready to quit once and for all. There’s no question, quitting smoking is going to be one of the most difficult things you do in your life. Don’t let that scare you, every year, thousands of people quit smoking and there is every reason to believe that you can be one of them. Just think about all the reasons you want to quit smoking and how much life you really have in front of you. There’s no better time to quit than now.
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The benefits of quitting start immediately
We know how hard it is to quit and sometimes it seems that the benefits of quitting will only come after several years. This is just not true. The moment you stop smoking cigarettes, your body begins to heal.
Here’s what happens after your last cigarette:
- In 20 minutes, your blood pressure and heart rate decrease while the body temperature of your hands and feet increase. This is just the beginning of how the health risks caused by smoking begin to decrease.
- At 8 hours, the carbon monixide level in your blood reduces to a normal level. Carbon monoxide reduces the blood’s ability to carry oxygen. Lowering the amount of Carbon Monoxide in your blood can give you more energy and give your body the oxygen it needs.
- At just 24 hours, your risk of having a heart attack decreases. Just 24 hours!
- At 48 hours, your sense of smell and taste improve dramatically. Food tastes better and you can finally smell all the wonderful things around you. Take a deep breath if you’ve got this far, enjoy what you have been missing.
- After 2 weeks, your circulation improves, exercise becomes easier, your lung function begins to improve, and you can lose your smokers cough.
- In 1 to 9 months, coughs, sinus problems, shortness of breath, and fatigue decrease as your lungs regain normal function.
- Between 5 and 15 years after quitting, your risk of having a stroke returns to that of a normal smoker.
- In 15 years, your risk of coronary heart disease and infarction becomes similar to that of people who have never smoked. Your risk of death returns to that of a non-smoker.