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9 Reasons Why you should be Quitting Smoking

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Dr Sajeela Maini, Author: The Last Puff

As soon as you quit smoking, your body starts repairing the damage immediately, starting a series of countless health changes that will continue for years:

  • After 20 minutes your blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal
  • After 8 hours oxygen levels in the blood return to normal and chances of heart attack start to fall
  • After 24 hours, harmful carbon monoxide is removed from the body. The lungs start to clear out
  • After 48 hours, nicotine gets completely washed off from body. You can taste and smell things better
  • After 72 hours, your breathing becomes easier and your energy levels increase
  • Within 2-12 weeks, your blood circulation improves and you can walk briskly
  • Within 3-9 months, your breathing problems like coughing, breathlessness improve
  • In 5 years, your risk of heart attack is reduced to about half of that of a smoker!
  • In 10 years, your risk of lung cancer falls to about half of that of a smoker!
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15 thoughts on “9 Reasons Why you should be Quitting Smoking

  1. Ruth

    Its not just the health issues though!

    Why not quit because you want to live longer? Or why not quit because you are sick of smelling like ash. Why not quit because you would literally be better off burning the money instead of spending it on cigarettes to kill yourself with.

    Anyone quitting should join a free online support group with official support, milestones, timelines, awards, and a community of people quitting and helping each other without judgement. https://quitza.com is a excellent free example. Although others exist they usually require you to pay.

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