Smoking is a nasty habit which is highly disastrous for the overall health thus leading to numerous illnesses. Because of that you need to stop smoking and as soon as you start the quitting process you will gain only positive effects for the whole body.
Continue reading and find out all the stages of this process.
- The startup of improvements
When you decide to quit and you have smoked the last cigarette, just 20 minutes after you have put it off, the pulse and the blood pressure are getting normalized.
- Back to normal
8 hours after the last cigarette, the carbon monoxide levels in the blood neutralize, and also the levels of oxygen.
- Low heart attack risk
After 24 hours, the threat of a heart attack is reduced.
- Restored sensual perception
After 48 hours, the taste and smell are being enhanced, and the nerve endings start to regrow.
- Better blood circulation
After two weeks and up to 3 months, the blood circulation becomes substantially better and walking much easier. Furthermore, the function of the lungs is elevated up to 30%.
- Easier breathing
In the period of 1 to 9 months, the body restores its energy, and the problems with coughs, shortness of breath, and sinus congestion are lowered. Cilia begins to regrow in the lungs thereby cleansing them and reducing the risk of infections.
- Improved heart health
After 12 months of quitting smoking, the risk of coronary heart disease in non-smokers is twice lower than that of a smoker’s.
- Reduced risk of cancer
After 5 years of stopping smoking cigarettes, the risk of mouth, throat, and esophageal cancer is reduced by half than of a smoker and the rate of lung cancer death is twice lower than that of average smokers.
- Reduced risk of lung cancer
After 10 years, the lung cancer death rate is almost as same as a nonsmoker’s, because the precancerous cells are replaced. Furthermore, the risk of kidney, bladder, mouth, throat, esophageal, and pancreatic cancer is substantially reduced as well.
And after 15 years of quitting smoking, the risk of heart disease is the same as in the case of a non-smoker.