If you quit smoking faster ,you’ll gain more from it, and this is the best way to lead a healthy lifestyle, even if you done late.
Former smokers have lower rates of heart disease, stroke, cancer and lung disease, compared to people who continue to smoke, and these people live longer than smokers.
WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR BODIES WHEN WE QUIT SMOKING
After 20 Minutes
Blood pressure and heartbeat return to the normal situation, also hands and feet return to their normal temperature.
After 8 Hours
The level of nicotine and carbon monoxide in the blood return to the half, and that reduces the risk of carbon monoxide, which takes oxygen from the blood. Also It causes muscle and brain problems due to lack of oxygen.
After 24 Hours
The carbon monoxide returns to his natural level, so the heart does not need effort to deliver the sufficient amount of oxygen to the body.
After 48 Hours
The most difficult withdrawal symptoms appear, and you may feel anxious, hungry, or tired, and you may have a headache or feel bored or depressed, but this is normal, also the sense of taste and smell will become more intense, and the lungs release mucus and the residual ejectors of cigarettes.
After 1 Week
After one week the natural sense of taste and smell increased. Your breath, your hair, also fingers and your teeth will be more clean, your blood circulation improves. And all the nicotine will wear off from your body.
Period Between 1 month and 3 months
During this time the lungs are stronger and cleaner, and blood flow in the body improves, and it is possible to exercise.
After 1 Year
After one year, the risk of a heart attack or stroke decreases, and the risk continues to decrease dramatically over the first two to four years. Lung cancer risk also decreases, but more slowly. And the risk of heart disease becomes half that of a smoker.
After 5 Years
Cigarettes contain many toxins that cause the narrowing of arteries and blood vessels , and after five years of quitting smoking, the blood vessels return to start widening again. This widening means that the blood is less likely to clot, which reduces the risk of stroke.