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What happens to your body if you quit smoking right now?

When I was four my grandmother and I agreed that if I stopped sucking my thumb, she would stop smoking. Well I’ll just say that I kept myyy side of the deal… perhaps if I had shown her these stats I would have been more effective. This is an interesting article I saw on mgirifalco.tumblr.comexplaining the actual benefits of quitting smoking in an immediate sense, as well as over a longer time.

  • In 20 minutes your blood pressure will drop back down to normal.
  • In 8 hours the carbon monoxide (a toxic gas) levels in your blood stream will drop by half, and oxygen levels will return to normal.
  • In 48 hours your chance of having a heart attack will have decreased. All nicotine will have left your body. Your sense of taste and smell will return to a normal level.
  • In 72 hours your bronchial tubes will relax, and your energy levels will increase.
  • In 2 weeks your circulation will increase, and it will continue to improve for the next 10 weeks.
  • In three to nine months coughs, wheezing and breathing problems will dissipate as your lung capacity improves by 10%.
  • In 1 year your risk of having a heart attack will have dropped by half.
  • In 5 years your risk of having a stroke returns to that of a non-smoker.
  • In 10 years your risk of lung cancer will have returned to that of a non-smoker.
  • In 15 years your risk of heart attack will have returned to that of a non-smoker.

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