If You Stop Smoking Right Now, This Is What Happens To Your Body

Smoking is one of the worst habits that endanger one’s life and if you haven’t yet quit, you would be doing yourself a favor by doing so. Smoking without people realizing takes a toll on health in a serious way. It affects the lungs making it black as coal, leads to diseases like COPD; it also leads to cardiovascular disease by constant toxins in the blood and artery blockage. The main contributor to promotion of smoking has been advertisements, the media and Hollywood dramatizing and stereotyping smoking as cool or macho. Thankfully these same elements are waking up to the dangerous implications and are now being more vocal against smoking.

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It is never too late to stop smoking

The biggest negative factor about smoking is passive smoking where you endanger the people around you too. While there are still smokers who just can’t quit, there are those who do after realizing the positive impact being smoke free has on their lifestyle and health. In fact, even as your body is damaged by cigarette smoke, once you stop, positive changes do take place. So here is what happens when you stop smoking.

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What happens when you quit smoking?

Even as you are reading this, if you have a cigarette in your mouth, of course we won’t ask you to throw it away because you can’t, but once you finish it, perhaps you might want to read this before picking up another one. You won’t believe, that just after 20 minutes of not smoking, the change starts happening in your body and for the better.

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After seeing the change, you may be motivated to stop

In order to quit smoking, a good motivating factor would be to learn what happens when you stop smoking. When you see how much damage has been done to your body and how much the benefit to it when you stop, perhaps you will be inclined to stop faster. The bad health effects of smoking are endless but what you need to see is the positive side of quitting.

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The first 20 minutes

In just 20 minutes of being smoke free, your blood pressure and pulse decreases. This is because nicotine is a stimulant that increases blood pressure and heart rate. Once this decreases, you may immediately notice the difference.

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After 8 to 12 hours

Once you have gone for up to 12 hours without smoking, the positive effects will be more pronounced and your body will feel lighter. This is because no new toxins are being introduced into the body. The level of carbon monoxide in the blood will reduce considerably and the oxygen levels will improve to normal levels.

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