Monday, November 15, 2010

You just quit smoking, now what?

I'm sure many of you have heard the saying "It's better to start now than never"
This saying is definitely true in the relation towards giving up smoking.

So you have just quit smoking, now everything is fine. Think again.
Here is some information that I have researched.

When you quit smoking, in:
  • 20 minutes your blood pressure will return to normal.
  • 8 hours the carbon monoxide levels in your blood will drop by half, and oxygen will return to normal.
  • 48 hours your chance of a heart attack will start to lower very slowly, all nicotine will leave your body, your sense of taste and smell will return to normal.
  • 72 hours your bronchial tubes will start to relax in your lungs
  • 2 weeks your circulation will increase in the next 10 weeks
  • 3-9 months coughs, wheezing and breathing problems will disappear, your lung capacity improves by 10%
  • 1 year your chance of having a heart attack will decrease by 50%
  • 5 years your chance of having a stroke will return to that of a non-smoker
  • 10 years your chance of having lung cancer will return to that of a non-smoker
  • 15 years your chance of having a heart attack will return to that of a non-smoker

Quit smoking now!

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