According to the center for diseases control and prevention, smoking causes nearly 6 million deaths around the world each year,
And current trends show that tobacco use will be responsible for more than 8 million deaths annually by 2030.
it is the leading cause of preventable death in America, and as many as 16 million people living with a disease caused by smoking, including cancer, heart diseases, stroke, lung so what if you quit the habit???
that’s what will be exploring today,
what happens to your body when you stop smoking??
apart from that fact it’s bad for your health, there are many other reasons to quit smoking.
it’s expensive, it makes your hair and clothes stink, and in many places in the world, It is considered unacceptable with a ban in bars and restaurants, meaning you have to leave the crowd and head out for a puff.
what will be the health consequences??
let’s take a look at how your body will changes as time passes once you ‘re quit smoking.
1] pulse and blood pressure start to drop back to normal
2]circulation will start to improve
3] hands and feet will warm to their usual temperature
Or less time than it takes to commute to work, your body will already fix be itself. 20 minutes after the last cigarette is stubbed out, your pulse and blood pressure start to drop back to normal, circulation will start to improve, and your hands and feet will warm to there usual temperature.
Cigarettes contain a lot of known toxins including a harmful gas, carbon monoxide. This gas can be fatal in high doses, as it prevents oxygen from entering the lungs and blood.
At 12 hours, halfway through your first day, your carbon monoxide level is back to normal, which is great for your heart, as it doesn’t have to pump as hard to get enough oxygen to your body.
Unfortunately at this point you will be feeling the withdrawal and cravings.
A couple of ways to fight these feelings are by chewing gum or sipping water.
And the good news is that after just 1 day, a person’s blood pressure begins to drop, decreasing the risk of heart diseases, and blood clots that can lead to stroke.
If you smoke a pack a day, you’re twice as likely to have a heart attack as a nonsmoker . Risk has already been reduced considerably after just 24 hours and with oxygen levels on the rise, physical activity and exercise will already feel easier.
2 days is a good time for a tasty snack.
Smoking damages the nervous system, which reduces your ability to reduce odor and taste properly. Your body will also enter a detoxification phase, with your lungs kicking out mucus left from cigarettes.
The downside is that is when the toughest withdrawal symptoms show up.
if you were a heavy smoker, you might feel dizzy, anxious, or tried.
After 3 days, the nicotine levels in a person’s body are depleted.
Ridding the body of nicotine leaves a person much healthier, but initially this also adds to the effects of withdrawal.
at the 3 day mark, many people will become moody and irritable, experiencing severe headaches and cravings, as the body readjusts.
during the first 3 months- this is when the major improvements start. After a couple of weeks, the cravings will subside and the chance of going back to the habit, is far less likely.
your lungs become stronger and clearer, and your blood flow has greatly improved. You can exercise without huffing and puffing so much, and the risk of a heart attack goes down even more.
9 months after quitting, there will be major physical changes and improvements in the body.
The lungs have significantly healed themselves. The delicate, hair-like structures inside the lungs known as cilia. Which help to fight infections, will have recovered from the toll of cigarette smoke.
Around this time, many former smokers have seen a decrease in the frequency of lung infections. Because healed cilia can do their work more easily.
You will also be able to take deeper breaths, and energy levels will be a lot higher and back to normal.