The benefits of not smoking

AS SOON as you stop smoking your body begins to repair itself. Listed are some of the stand-out benefits of being a non-smoker:

Within 6 hours:

Your heart rate slows and your blood pressure decreases.

Within a day:

Almost all nicotine is out of your bloodstream. The level of carbon monoxide in your blood has dropped.

Within a week:

Your sense of taste and smell may improve. Your lung's natural cleaning system is starting to recover.

Within 2 months:

You're coughing and wheezing less. Your immune system is beginning its recovery.

Within 6 months:

Your lungs are working much better, producing less phlegm.

After 1 year:

Your lungs are now healthier and you'll be breathing easier.

Within 2 to 5 years:

There is a large drop in your risk of heart attack and stroke.

After 10 years:

Your risk of lung cancer is lower than that of a continuing smoker.

After 15 years:

Your risk of heart attack and stroke is close to a person who has never smoked.



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