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Learn about effects of quitting smoking

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Smoking is the leading cause of many cancers, cardiovascular problems, breathing issues and many more health catastrophes.

When somebody quits smoking, there is short term, and long term effects that happen in the body and both are for the good of the person that stopped tobacco use and the people around him.

The main benefits of quitting smoking in the short term

The first signs happen as early as the first 20 minutes. After that first half, an hour is up to your blood pressure rises as your blood is not saturated with thousands of poisonous chemicals. After 2 hours your blood pressure has returned to normal states as if you were not smoking.

12 hours after your blood oxygen level is returned to normal, and your carbon monoxide levels are decreased.

On the first day, the risk of getting a heart attack is lowered by a significant amount.

If you wondered when does your sense of taste and smell return to normal, that happens after about two days, sometimes even three depending on the number of smokes you had per day.

After the first couple of days, but less than a week, the first signs of nicotine withdrawal start to show. As the nicotine levels in your blood decrease, you start to get more nervous and your body temperature can shift from hot to cold.

After one month your body starts to regenerate slowly. The lungs show huge improvements when amounts of oxygen intake are measured. If you start to exercise at this time, your stamina will improve significantly and in a much shorter time than if you exercised when you smoked.

After a year, which can be considered a long term effect, your cilia begins to regenerate. Cilia is responsible for mucus generation in your lungs when your body tries to get rid of harmful bacteria.

Long term effects

When you reach a year without smoking or second hand smoking the risk of coronary heart disease decreases significantly. Many heart diseases go down to levels of nonsmokers.

For people that still don’t smoke after 5-10 years the amount of regeneration that happens in their bodies is remarkable. First, all the levels and risks of numerous things drop down from 50-100 %.

Second, the functionality of body parts returns to pre-smoking degrees, and they start to improve and advance to the levels of people who never smoked.

Furthermore, risks of various cancers get lowered. Cancers such as the mouth, throat, esophagus, lung cancers and much more.

After 15 years have passed your body has replaced all the cells in itself, and you have the same functionality like people who never smoked or never found themselves in areas of smokers. It is amazing how long it takes for the body to cleanse itself from such a small thing as a cigarette. So make sure you never start smoking unless you are ready to spend the next 15 years cleaning up your mess.

What you can do to resist tobacco withdrawals

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Quitting smoking is hard. The withdrawals might be so strong for some people that they decide it’s not worth it and they go back to smoking. Here are some of our top suggestions on how to resist tobacco withdrawals and fight the urge to consume tobacco.

Try nicotine patches

Many people can’t fight the urge to smoke even though they want to quit for many health reasons. For those people that just can’t handle the nicotine withdrawals, they should try the nicotine patches. These patches will provide a certain nicotine fix for the body so you can fight those cravings for a cigarette for a longer period. Once you get the hang of it, you will be able to drop the nicotine patches and rid yourself of all smoking withdrawals.

Avoid daily routine smoking triggers

For a smoker, the day starts with a cup of coffee and a cigarette. If you are one of those that loves to smoke during coffee brakes, our best advice is to switch to drinking tea if you get a desire to smoke every time you drink coffee. The urge is there because the coffee is the trigger if you remove the trigger the urge can be held back.

Never allow yourself even one

Many smokers try to quit smoking, but they allow themselves that one cigarette a day. The justification of “I need just one” is prolonging the inevitable where your desire to smoke will just overwhelm your strength to abstain. If you have decided to quit smoking then that one more cigarette won’t make a difference, and it sure won’t help you quit smoking faster. So make sure you don’t even smoke that “just one more” cigarette today.

Start working out

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Many people who quit smoking don’t know what to do to reduce stress levels. That one is easy, work out more! The more you work out, the less your brain will be concentrated to your nicotine withdrawals. Plus, the best way to get the toxins out is to sweat them out with a good workout.