Within a few minutes after you quit smoking, your body begins to cleanse itself and begins a series of changes that continues for years. Soon you will notice significant changes in your physical and mental health.
After just one day without a cigarette, the body releases carbon monoxide, which is toxic and is harmful to every cell of the body. As a result, the level of oxygen and the level of physical energy will increase.
After 20 minutes quit smoking
Blood pressure and heart rate will be normalized, and blood circulation will increase.
After 8 hours quit smoking
The level of carbon monoxide in the blood falls significantly.
After 2-3 days quit smoking
Less mucus in the throat and less difficulty in breathing.
After 5-7 days quit smoking
The sense of smell and taste improves, your breath is fresher, your teeth cleaner and the energy level will increase.
After 2-3 weeks quit smoking
The withdrawal symptoms are gone and now you can withstand a few hours without even thinking about a cigarette. The risk or blood clots is significantly reduced.
After 4 weeks quit smoking
Coughing, sinus congestion and breathing difficulties have become a past. You will feel less tired and your lungs will become more resistant to infections.
After 2-3 months quit smoking
Lung functions is improved by 5%.
After 1 year quit smoking
The risk of cardiovascular disease is lower by 50%.
After 2-3 years quit smoking
The risk of developing pneumonia or influenza is the same as in persons who have never smoked. The risk of developing heart disease and chest pain continues to decline.
After 5 years quit smoking
The risk of developing throat cancer and bladder cancer are decreased by 50%.
After 5-10 years quit smoking
The risk of cardiovascular disease and blood clots is completely the same as in persons who have never smoked.
After 10 years quit smoking
The risk of developing lung cancer is reduced by 50%. The risk of osteoporosis and fractures continues to decline.
After 15-20 years quit smoking
The risk of developing lung cancer, throat cancer and bladder cancer is the same as in persons who have never smoked. However, those who smoked 20 cigarettes a day for many years, will have a 50% greater risk of lung cancer throughout their whole life.