Smoking is a nasty habit highly detrimental for your overall health and well-being. Therefore, if you are an addict to this habit, you should do your best to stop it. Once you have done that the body will experience a wide range of positive effects.
Here it is what your body will experience after you have thrown away your last cigarette:
First Stage of Experiencing Improvements
Only after 20 minutes of your last cigarette, the pulse and the blood pressure are getting back to normal.
Back to Normal
In eight hours after the last inhale of nicotine, the carbon monoxide levels in the blood are being neutralized, and also the oxygen levels.
Reduced risk of heart attack
Even after the 24 hours of the last use, the risk of a heart attack gets decreased.
Restored sensual perception
After two days, the senses of smell and taste are being improved, and the nerve endings start to regrow.
In the period of 2 weeks to 3 months, the function of the lungs is being increased up to 30%, the walking is easier and the blood circulation is improved.
Breathing with fewer difficulties
In the period of 1 to 9 months, the body restores its energy, and issues that have been common like coughs, shortness of breath, and sinus congestion are being lowered. Moreover, cilia start to regrow in the lungs thereby cleansing them and reducing the risk of infections.
Enhanced heart health
After a year of quitting smoking, you are officially now a non-smoker and the risk of coronary heart disease is twice lower than the one of a smoker.
Lower cancer risk
After 5 years being a non-smoker, the risk of mouth, throat, and esophageal cancer is 50% lower than the one of a smoker. Plus, the death rate of lung cancer is being twice lower than the one of a smoker.
Reduced risk of lung cancer
After 10 years, the death rate of lung cancer is almost the same as of a life-time non-smoker. During this period the body had successfully replaced the precancerous cells. In addition to this, the threat of throat, mouth, esophageal, bladder, kidney, and pancreatic cancer is substantially reduced.
After 15 years, the threat of heart issues is equal as in the case of a non-smoker.