The Benefits of Stopping Smoking (Part Two)
Ask your family and friends to be supportive.
The first week after you quit smoking will be the toughest. You will likely be nervous and irritable so it is vital that they understand your behavior and help you through it. You may experience severe emotional outbursts, be depressed, and even irrational. An ex-smoker can be a credible source and highly supportive with the person trying to quit. They know what smoking was like and how much better life can be as an ex-smoker and can share that knowledge.
In part one we talked about the benefits in the first few days of giving up smoking and how within twenty minutes good stuff is going on in your body. In this part we’re going to talk about the benefits after a couple of weeks up until 15 years where your risk of coronary heart disease becomes the same as a person that never smoked.
Lets start within a couple of months of giving up. Through these weeks your circulation and breathing improve making it easier to walk. Your lungs start functioning up to 30% better.
Starting in this time and sometimes taking up to a year your coughing, fatigue and shortness of breathe decrease and your immune system improves. This makes you a lot healthier in only a year and you will be able to feel the difference, I know I did.
Within one year of giving up smoking your risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker and then within two years the risk of you having a heart attack drops to near normal. This means that after two years you are one your way to been almost as healthy as someone who doesn’t smoke.
Within five years of quitting your risk of having a stroke is reduced and the risk of getting lung cancer is halved. This is almost reduced to similar of someone who has never smoked by ten years and chances of getting other cancers such as mouth, larynx, bladder and kidney are dramatically reduced.
After 15 years the risk of you having coronary heart disease becomes the same as someone who has never smoked.
That is good news isn’t it? From day one your becoming more healthier and after a couple of years the risk of disease is been reduced. After around 10 to 15 years your body is almost that of someone who has never smoked adding years to your life which goes to show that it’s never too late to quit smoking.
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