We are going to show you a little timeline about some immediate effects if you quit smoking right now and how it’s going to affect your body. In our opinion, one of the main reasons why it’s so hard to quit smoking is because all the good things and all the bad things of continuing seem to be very far away.
Here is the “what if you quit smoking right now?” timeline:
- Your blood pressure will normalize in 20 minutes.
- Carbon monoxide levels in your blood stream will drop by half and oxygen levels will normalize in 8 hours.
- The chance of having a heart attack will decrease. Your sense of taste and smell will return to its normal level and all the nicotine will leave your organism in 48 hours.
- Your bronchial tubes will relax and your energy levels will increase in 72 hours.
- Your circulation will increase in just 2 weeks and it will continue to improve in the next 10.
- Your lung capacity will improve by 10 % and all the coughs and breathing problems will be gone in 3 to 9 months.
- Your risk of having a heart attack will drop by 50 % in one year.
- Risk of having a stroke will be the same as the non-smoker one in just 5 years.
- After 10 years the risk of lung cancer will be returned to that of a non-smoker.
- Your risk of heart attack will equalize with the non-smoker in 15 years.
Quit smoking now and start to feel the good benefits of that right now! You will feel great!