Maybe reading this will change your mind...
Here are the changes that occur in the human body when a person quits smoking.
- Blood pressure drops back to normal.
- Pulse rate slows down to normal.
- The temperature of the hands and feet warms up to normal.
- The amount of nicotine and carbon monoxide in the blood is halved.
- Cell oxygenation becomes normal.
- Carbon monoxide is completely eliminated from the organism.
- The lungs begin to reject smoke residues.
- Nicotine is completely eradicated from the system.
- The nerve ends begin to regenerate.
- The senses of taste and smell improve.
- The bronchial tubes relax, making it easier to breathe.
- Lung capacity increases.
- Energy level improves.
2 weeks to 3 months:
- Blood circulation improves.
- Walking becomes easier.
- Lung operation improves by up to 30%.
- In the case of a pregnant woman who quits during the first three months of her pregnancy, the chances of having an underweight baby are the same as for a woman who has never smoked.
1 to 9 months:
- Coughing, nasal congestion, fatigue and breathlessness all decrease.
- The voice becomes clearer.
- The vibrating hairs in the respiratory route regenerate and become better able to eliminate waste, which in turn helps protect against infection.
- The body becomes more energetic.
- The risk of cardiovascular disease is halved.
- For a woman, in the first few years after quitting, the risk of contracting cervical cancer declines to the same level as for women who have never smoked.
- The risk of contracting cancer of the mouth, throat and esophagus is halved. For average smokers (one pack per day), the death rate from lung cancer is also halved.
- Between 5 and 15 years after quitting, the risk of stroke declines to the same level as for non-smokers.
- The death rate from lung cancer is similar to that of non-smokers.
- Precancerous cells are replaced by healthy cells.
- The risk of contracting cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus and bladder declines.
The risk of heart attack is similar to that of non-smokers.