What Happens When You Quit Smoking

What Happens When You Quit Smoking?

The number of smokers is increasing today, especially the teenagers who are getting attracted towards this disastrous addiction of smoking without understanding the adverse health effects a smoke can have. Although, smoking can beat stress, anxiety, depression and make you feel better and that is all because of its content called nicotine. The stress these days easily build up in people and that’s because they divert themselves quickly to stress busters such as smoke, alcohol, weed etc.

What Happens When You Smoke?

When you smoke nicotine, the damage that you cause to the lungs is incomparable! Many chronic changes develop gradually and some may last for a lifetime, if you know! Many smokers suffer from frequent cough and cold issue and this has been contributed duly by addiction of smoking.

Lungs have many cells that produce mucus and this number increases as you smoke thus lungs fail to clean the excess mucus produced by these cells. This mucus clogs the airways thus making you cough and the mucus is highly vulnerable to infections.

Smoking can easily cause damage to the lung tissue and thus decreasing the number of blood vessels in the lungs thereby reducing the availability of the oxygen to the body parts

One cigarette can considerably slow down the action of cilia which are cleaning parts of lungs. As a result, lungs get choked due to reduced functioning of cilia.

What Happens When You Quit Smoking?

The above facts must have scared you by now but following list of timings with its benefits will motivate you to quit smoking for once and forever.

  • 20 Minutes: Blood pressure drops.
  • 12 Hours: The carbon monoxide levels in the blood drops to normal range.
  • 2 Weeks-12 weeks: The lung functions are improved along with blood circulation. Heart disease rate are minimized.
  • 1-9 Months: Lesser cough and easy breathing process.
  • 1 Year: Coronary heart diseases are reduced to 50%.
  • 2-5 Years: Risk of stroke is similar to that of non-smoker. Chances of cancer associated with mouth, esophagus, bladder are reduced to half.
  • 10 years: Risk of lung cancer is reduced to half along with kidney and pancreatic diseases are reduced.
  • 15 years: The risk associated with coronary heart diseases are reduced by 50%.

Immediate Effects

There are no immediate rewards but the toxins that were being released into the blood stream from the smoke has reduced and nicotine will leave the body in 3 days. You may suffer from withdrawal symptoms which may make you feel worse but that is the real sign that your body is healing.

Long Term benefits

What benefit can be better than added years to your life? Smoking can reduce your chances of dying at an early stage by 90%. That’s unbelievable right? But it is true and also the best advantage of quitting is that you can save your near and dear ones from second hand smoke!

What are you waiting for? Set a date & just quit it!

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