What Happens to Your Body When You Quit Smoking?

IF you are a chain smoker, but you think to stop smoking, then this article is right for you. Additionally, you’ll see just how amazing your body, and how quickly you will be completely away from cigarettes.

20 minutes after quitting: Your heart rate, blood pressure, and temperature of hands and feet will be stabilized.

8 hours after quitting: nicotine levels in your blood will drop to a level of 6.25% per day, which reduced the total reduction of 93.75%.

12 hours: the level of oxygen and carbon monoxide levels in the blood return to normal.

24 hours: You will be anxious, and this will bring you back to the pre-termination within 2 weeks after quitting smoking.

48 hours: a damaged nerve endings grow back, while the sense of smell and taste become normal. At this stage you will feel irritable and easily offended.

72 hours: At this stage your body will be completely free from nicotine and nicotine metabolite in the urine. Chemical withdrawal will be more intense, and you will feel uneasy. the desire to smoke will rise again. In a recovering smoker, lungs, bronchial tubes leading to the air sacs will work more relaxed. Next, you’ll breathe easier and lung capacity will increase.

5-8 days: The desire of smoking will reappear in a matter of less than 3 minutes. It will be more difficult because of the desire to smoke will appear every hour.

10-14 days: Addiction and the desire to smoke have dropped significantly. The blood circulation in the gums and your teeth will be the same as those who do not smoke.

2-4 weeks: At this point you will no longer feel anxious, angry, or impatient. Additionally, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, depression, and anxiety will disappear. However, if you still have some symptoms at this stage, consult a physician.

21 days: The number of acetylcholine receptors will be reduced while the receptor that binds oxygen will have the same level as non-smokers.

2 weeks to 3 months: the risk of heart attacks would drop significantly while lung function will increase.

3 weeks to 3 months: the circulation in the body will be better. In addition, the cough will become a thing of the past. However, if this does not happen, you should consult a professional doctor in case of persistent cough may indicate a serious problem.

8 weeks: insulin resistance will be normal.

1 to 9 months: Fatigue, shortness of breath and sinus congestion will drop. will cilia regrow in lungs, increasing the ability of the lungs to handle mucus, keep your lungs clean, and reduce infections. What’s more, you will be more energetic than before.

1 year: risk of coronary disease, cardiovascular disease, and stroke will fall to less than half the risk of a smoker.

5 years: the risk of subarachnoid hemorrhage would have declined by 59%. If you’re a female former smokers, the risk of diabetes will be the same as the female non-smokers.

5 to 10 years: the risk of stroke becomes the same as non-smokers.

10 years: the risk of lung cancer is between 30% to 50%. You will have a reduced risk of developing throat cancer, oral cancer, pancreatic and esophageal cancers. Risk of diabetes will be the same as non-smokers.

13 years: the risk of coronary disease will be the same as that of non-smokers. And the risk of pancreatic cancer will decrease significantly.

20 years: the risk of death caused by smoking-related diseases will be the same as that of non-smokers.

The points above are a great indication that our body is quite remarkable. By reading this, you realize that smoking is harmful to your overall health at all levels. However, your body can recover, if you are strong enough to put an end to this harmful habit. Therefore, the decision is in your hands!