Smoking is probably one of the nastiest habits of the modern world. Last couple of years people are trying to live healthier, cleaner, and do everything to maintain a healthy lifestyle.Every year people make promises that they will stop smoking – But did you ever ask yourself starts happening when you STOP smoking. Some benefits are noticeable almost right away, while others vary from a couple of days to even years.
Up ahead I have written some of the benefits what happens when you stop smoking – Long life benefits of not smoking are of course amazing. Some even say that smokers have around ten years shorter lifespan than a non-smoker, and well in my book that was a good enough reason why you should quit smoking.
What happens when you stop smoking after 20 minutes
Heart rate and blood pressure start normalizing
What happens when you stop smoking after 12 hour
The level of carbon monoxide, which is dangerous in large quantities – decreases.
Carbon monoxide binds to red blood cells and thus prevents oxygen binding. The result is an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
What happens when you stop smoking after 24 hours
The risk of getting a heart attack starts begins to decline considerably (Smokers have as much as 70 percent more chance of having a heart attack)
What happens when you stop smoking after 48 hours
Your body begin to regenerate. Your taste and smell start to improve.
What happens when you stop smoking after three days
If you make it this far CONGRATULATION – After 72 hours, you have eliminated nicotine from your body
After 7 2hours the bronchi wall start getting relaxed, and your breathing becomes more comfortable.
What happens when you stop smoking after two weeks
Your body starts regenerating process. Your veins start getting increased blood flow, and your lung function improves.
What happens when you stop smoking after nine months
Cough and difficulty breathing disappear entirely. Cilia – a small organ in the lungs that pushes mucus from the lungs, begins to regenerate. The result is a reduced risk of developing infectious diseases.
What happens when you stop smoking after one year
After one year without a cigarette, you can celebrate. All the risk facts you had before are around 50 less likely to happen. You should reward yourself with a smoke (just kidding DO NOT do it)
What happens when you stop smoking after five years
The risk of getting any form of cigarette-related cancer (mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder or cervical cancer) is the same as for non-smokers.
The risk of heart attack is the same as for non-smokers.
What happens when you stop smoking 10+ years
You did it. I know it was painful, bet you wanted to light a cigarette occasionally. But hey good news. Your body regenerated. You are the same as if you would have never smoked in your life.
Yes, it takes a decade or more for your body to completely recover from all the poison you were putting in your body.