Ciggy Butts, Jacks, Smokes whatever you call them cigarettes are no bueno for your health. The thought of quitting is always lingering in a smokers mind. They put it off by saying, “I can quit whenever I want” or “I’ll do it later”.
Right, spoken like a true addict like many things in life the only way to quit is to actually want to quit. So are you thinking about giving up the cancer stickers? It’s obvious that quitting is no walk in the park. But the feeling of accomplishment you gain after turning down that nicotine urge is priceless and it’s never too late to quit. According to the Center for Disease Control, your body feels the impact of quitting as soon as 20 minutes later. Here are the changes your body goes through after throwing in the white towel.
20 Minutes After Quitting
Your heart rate and pulse drops towards a normal level.
12 hours After Quitting
Carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
Oxygen levels in blood return to normal
1-3 Days After Quitting
Lung capacity increase
Nerve endings begin to regrow
Sense of smell and taste increase
2 Weeks to 3 Months After Quitting
Your heart attack risk begins to drop.
Your lung function begins to improve.
Cardio activity starts getting easier
1 to 9 Months After Quitting
Your coughing and shortness of breath decrease.
Energy level rise
1 Year After Quitting
Your added risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker’s.
5 to 15 Years After Quitting
Your stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker’s.
10 Years After Quitting
Your lung cancer death rate is about half that of a smoker’s.
Your risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney, and
15 Years After Quitting
Your risk of coronary heart disease is back to that of a nonsmoker’s.