Quit Smoking Today

Apart from keeping your body healthy and reducing your risk of getting lung cancer, quitting smoking likewise lowers the risk of diabetes and allows your blood vessels, heart and lungs to work better.Yes, it might not be easy, but it’ll definitely be worth every minute of your life.
 
Here’s a timetable of what happens when you quit:
  • 20 minutes after quitting: Your heart rate and blood pressure drop.
  • 12 hours after quitting: The carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
  • 1 to 9 months after quitting: Coughing and shortness of breath decrease; cilia (tiny hair-like structures that move mucus out of the lungs) start to regain normal function in the lungs, increasing the ability to handle mucus, clean the lungs, and reduce the risk of infection.
  • 1 year after quitting: The excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a continuing smoker’s.
  • 5 years after quitting: Risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, and bladder are cut in half. Cervical cancer risk falls to that of a non-smoker. Stroke risk can fall to that of a non-smoker after 2-5 years.
  • 10 years after quitting: The risk of dying from lung cancer is about half that of a person who is still smoking. The risk of cancer of the larynx (voice box) and pancreas decreases.
  • 15 years after quitting: The risk of coronary heart disease is that of a non-smoker’s.
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