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Benefits of Quitting Smoking

Many of smoking's adverse effects (and more) are reversed when smokers quit. What happens when you stop smoking?

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After 20 minutes Bronchitis and emphysema improve as breathing eases and lung function deterioration decelerates. Your blood pressure and pulse return to normal. Circulation improves, especially in hands and feet.
After 8 hours Your blood oxygen levels return to normal and your chance of having a heart attack falls.
After 24 hours Carbon monoxide leaves your body. Your lungs start to clear out muscus and debris.
After 48 hours Your body is now nicotine free. And your sense of taste and smell have improved.
After 72 hours Your breathing is easier. You have more energy.
After 2-12 weeks Circulation is now improved throughout your body. It's easier for you to walk and exercise now.
After 3-9 months Your lung efficiency is up by 5-10 per cent. Breathing problems are fading away. No more coughing, shortness of breath and wheezing.
After 1 year Risk of heart disease drops significantly.
After 7 years Risk of bladder cancer drops to the same level as for non-smokers.
After 5 years You now have only half the chance of getting a heart attack compared to a smoker.
After 10 years The chance of you getting lung cancer is now half that of a smoker. Your chances of having a heart attack are now te same as non-smoker.
After 10-15 years Risk of shortened life expectancy, as well as risk of lung cancer, larynx cancer, and mouth cancer, approaches that of non-smoker.

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So, quit smoking now before smoking quits you!

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