It goes without saying that giving up smoking is hard. That’s why nearly seventy percent of smokers cannot quit smoking. Only seven percent of smokers succeed in it on their first try.
The following facts can remind you every day why you need to quit this bad habit:
– Your blood pressure will decrease to a normal level, boosting proper circulation and blood flow to your feet and hands in twenty minutes of finishing your last cigarette.
– The levels of the dangerous carbon monoxide gas found in your bloodstream will reduce in half, letting oxygen in to help get rid of bad bacteria and irritants about eight hours after your last puff.
– Your risk of experiencing a heart attack will lower two days of finishing your last cigarette. Your sense of taste and smell will also renew at this stage.
– Your bronchial tubes will relax and you will start breathing much easier three days of finishing your last cigarette.
– You will find it easier to walk because your blood circulation will enhance and your lung function will improve about thirty percent between two weeks and two months of giving up smoking.
– You will not experience congestion, coughing, or other general respiratory problems within three to nine months of quitting smoking. Furthermore, the fiber regrowth in your bronchial tubes will increase your body’s ability to get rid of mucus and harmful bacteria that result in infections.
– Your likelihood of having a heart attack will decrease by half as well as your energy levels will be similar to those of a non-smoker within a year of giving up smoking.
– Your possibility of experiencing a stroke will greatly lower within five years of quitting smoking.
– The damage to your lungs will revert within ten years of giving up smoking. What’s more, at that stage, your likelihood of developing lung cancer will decrease to that of a non-smoker. Also, quitting smoking will remove thirty other chemicals (present in tobacco that are linked to cancer) from your body.