The Benefits After You Quit Smoking

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Even if you have been a smoker throughout your life, it is never too late to quit. In fact, the good effects start as soon as 20 minutes after smoking. And once you find out the benefits, you might just become a non-smoker for life.

20 minutes after you have had a cigarette, the blood pressure and pulse rate starts returning to normal. In about 8 hours, the levels of nicotine and carbon monoxide in the blood will have reduced to half. Oxygen levels also return to normal. Within a single day of quitting, the lungs start clearing out all the mucus and the smoking debris and carbon monoxide gets eliminated.

After 2 days, you start feeling great because your ability to taste and smell improves greatly and the nicotine gets chucked out of your body. The breathing starts becoming relaxed within 3 days and over a period of 3-9 months lung function is improved by up to 10 %. The best part is that after quitting smoking, you do not have to tolerate that racking cough which seems to be so particularly irritating.

Over a period of time, the risk of a heart attack as well as that of lung cancer is cut down by more than half. And in about 15 years, the risk of heart attack comes down to the same level as that of a non-smoker.

Think about other benefits as well. Your mouth won't be constantly reeking of smoke. Instead, it would be fresh and smell good. You would not have to get up occasionally to take cigarette breaks. And then you never know when your colleagues might be impressed and even compliment you for your accomplishment! Now that would definitely be a wonderful feeling. What say?

And yes, when you do go out for a social gathering, you would not have to seek permission of the hostess to smoke. And what if she refuses? At least you won't be a loner standing outside smoking away to glory.

Whats more, do think of all the unnecessary expenditure it would reduce. That would definitely be a great help. With such a huge number of benefits, it would definitely be better if you would quit it as soon as possible.