Only a smoker would know how difficult it is to quit smoking. How false excuses begin to multiply rapidly when the body begins to feel the lack of nicotine… the nervousness and sweat that follow… and the lack of concentration.


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There’s no smoker who wants to hear how smoking causes up to 12 types of cancer, and that up to 48 percent of all smoking-related cancer cases end up with fatal consequences. But, in reality, smokers need to accept that this bad habit brings very negative health effects. Thus, it’s would be wise try to beat the addiction and quit smoking.

Quit Smoking: A Full Recovery Of The Organism In 15 Years

Did you know that in about 20 minutes from your last cigarette your blood pressure returns to normal? That within 8 hours, the levels of oxygen in your body begin to normalize? And that in 48 hours the nicotine is out of your system? Well now, this is how the beginning of a slow recovery of the human organism looks like.

Maybe the journey through the full recovery is long, but it’s definitely worth the wait! The harmful effects of years of smoking cannot be erased in a few days. But, it’s a fact that each day, you’ll feel better than the previous one. Here we show you the recovery of the human organism throughout 15 years after you quit smoking.

20 Minutes

The first effects appear in only 20 minutes after your last cigarette. Your heart rate and blood pressure will normalize.

8 Hours

Carbon monoxide, which is toxic in large quantities, comes out of burning tobacco and gets into your body along with the smoke. It attaches to the cells easily, and makes it difficult for them to connect with oxygen, which can result in cardiovascular problems.

In about 8 hours after your last cigarette, the amount of carbon monoxide and nicotine in your body will reduce in half.

12 Hours

The carbon monoxide in your body will return to normal.

24 Hours

The chances of having a heart attack are 50 percent higher among smokers.  However, 24 hours without smoking, reduce this risk.

48 Hours

This is when you can treat your soul with something sweet and tasty, as by now, your sense of smell and taste should be back. Also, your organism will be busy with cleansing, as you’ll be getting rid of the accumulated mucus in your lungs.

On the second day, you may get some of the worst symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. You’ll feel hungry, dizzy, nauseous, tired and anxious. You’ll have symptoms of depression, accompanied by annoying headaches. Don’t lose hope in your moments of weakness. Instead, stay strong and stick to your quitting plan.

3 Days

Much of the nicotine will be out of your system, you’ll be energized, and it’ll be easier for you to breathe. You’ll keep getting better and better with each past hour!

2 Weeks – 3 Months

Your lungs will be clearer and stronger, and your blood circulation will improve. Thus, the risk of having a heart attack will decrease even further. Also, you’ll be able to engage in physical activity and exercise without any difficulties.

The toughest withdrawal days are past you, so now it would be much easier for you to envision your cigarette-free future. However, you might still have nicotine cravings. Just be strong and don’t surrender to the temptation. Take a few deep breaths and think of the dollars you’re saving.

3 – 9 Months

During this period, you’ll be more energized, and your lungs will be stronger and more resistant to infection. Thus, it’ll be less likely for you to catch a cold.

1 Year

This is your first milestone. You should be proud of yourself and celebrate! At this point, the risk of heart disease will be reduced by 50 percent.

5 Years

The risk of cervical cancer and stroke is the same as for non-smokers. Also, there’s a lower risk of getting cancer of the throat, mouth, bladder, and esophagus.

10 Years

At this point, the risk of having lung cancer is reduced in half. Also, you’re less likely to get cancer of the pancreas and larynx.

15 Years

The risk of heart disease is the same as for non-smokers.

The rewards are very clear and real! Thus, we encourage you to start your journey and quit smoking!

Reference:
What Happens to Your Body When You Quit Smoking?
What happens when you quit?