As a smoker, you may love the bliss and calm of smoking. But in order to change your thinking and thus your habits, have you ever thought of the bliss you can feel after you quit smoking?
What happens after 20 minutes of giving up smoking?
Smoking always results in high blood pressure which is harmful for the heart as it increases the danger of heart attack. But the minute we give up this habit, the risk minimizes and the blood pressure rate returns to normal.
After 10 hours:
The level of carbon monoxide drops by half after 10 hours of giving up smoking. Oxygen levels in your body will begin to return to the needed amount for optimum performance. High levels of carbon monoxide in your system can give birth to serious problems. Higher levels of oxygen will give you more energy.
After 24 hours of quitting smoking:
Your body will begin to need less recovery time after exercise.
After 48 hours:
Much of the nicotine has left your body allowing your system to learn how to function the way it should, without nicotine dependence.
After 2-22 weeks:
Your circulation improves dramatically leaving you less susceptible to problems such as slower healing of the skin, cold feet, Raynaud’s disease and peripheral vascular disease (PVT).
After one year:
Quitting smoking for 1 year reduces the risk of heart attack by half.
After 10 years:
After minimizing the danger of heart attack, 10 years of no smoking reduces the danger of lung cancer by half, as well.
After 15 years:
After this much time a person who once was a chain smoker generally leads a healthy life as a person who has never smoked. While there are still some dangers that could result from the previous years of smoking, they are incredibly reduced.