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What Happens When You Quit Smoking

We’re all aware of the fact that smoking has negative health effects and that nothing good comes out from smoking cigarettes. Not everyone wants or is ready to quit the smoking habit but have you ever wondered what happens in your body if you stop smoking?


Your body goes through radical changes even 20 minutes after you finish your cigarette. Learning what happens in your boy after you quit smoking can be a great push towards leaving your nasty habit. The effects from smoking could be horrible but the effects of quitting can be amazing.

Here are some of the health benefits you get after you quit smoking:

  • 20 minutes after you put out you cigarette, your pulse and blood pressure will start lowering.
  • 8-12 hours later, the blood oxygen level will start increasing and the carbon monoxide level will start decreasing.
  • 24 hours later, the risk of getting a heart attack decreases notably.
  • Between 2 weeks and 2 months, walking will become easier and your circulation will improve. After 2 months your lungs function will be improved, too.
  • Between 1 -9 months, you’re going to start feeling better, you will no longer experience sinus congestion, and shortness of breath.
  • After 1 year, your risk of getting any heart disease is going to be reduced by half.
  • Between 5-15 years, your risk of getting a stroke will return to normal, same as before you started smoking.
  • After 10 years, your risk of getting lungs, mouth, throat, esophagus cancer will significantly decrease.
  • After 15 years, your chances of suffering from any heart disease will be the same as a person who has never smoked before.

Not to mention, that you’ll save money if you decide to quit smoking and your health will return once again!