Smoking is one of the worst things you can do to your body, and it has a detrimental effect on overall health. Stop smoking at this very moment, and you will experience a few major changes.
- The beginning
Your blood pressure and pulse go back to normal within 20 minutes after your last cigarette.
- The stairway to optimal health
Carbon monoxide in blood is neutralized within eight hours. The same applies to your oxygen levels.
- Low risk of heart attack
After 24 hours, you will have a lower risk of heart attack.
- Better sensual perception`
You will have restored your sense of taste and smell after 48 hours. The nerve endings will start growing again.
- Better circulation
Blood circulation improves after 2 weeks. You will walk easily, and the function of your lungs will improve by 30%.
- Easy breathing
You will restore your energy. Ex-smokers claim to have solved their issues with shortness of breath, cough, and sinus congestion. Lungs work better, and there is almost no risk of infections.
- Stronger health
Non-smokers have lower risk of coronary heart disease than smokers.
- Low risk of cancer
Non-smokers have lower risk of developing throat, mouth, and esophageal cancer after 5 years. This group also has a lower rate of lung cancer death when compared to average smokers.
- Low risk of lung cancer
Precancerous cells are already replaced, and individuals have a lower risk of lung, bladder, kidney, throat, mouth, esophageal, and pancreatic cancer.
- The great reversal
After 15 years, your health condition will be the similar to the one in non-smokers.