Benefits of quitting smoking

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There are numerous benefits of quitting smoking. It doesn't matter how long you have been smoking for, how bad your health is. The benefits are major and immediate.

For example, your blood pressure and heart rate return to normal after about 20 minutes. Your blood oxygen levels return to normal after about 8 hours.

One day of not smoking reduces your chances of getting a heart attack. After a year, your lungs work better, breathing becomes easier and circulation improves.

After 15 years, you have the same risks of dying as a person who has never smoked.

Suppose you are a long-term smoker. What happens when you quit? Within 20 minutes of your last cigarette, your blood pressure will drop to normal. After a week your body will be free of nicotine. After one month your coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue, and shortness of breath will begin to decrease. After five years your risk of dying from lung cancer will have dropped by 50 percent. After 15 years your risk of coronary Heart disease will fall to that of a person who has never smoked at all.

Your food will taste better. Your breath, body, and clothing will smell better. You will no longer have the trouble or the expense of buying tobacco. You will have a feeling of accomplishment. If you have children, your example will reduce the likelihood that they will be smokers. You will likely live longer. Further, you will be acting in harmony with God's will, since The Bible says: "Let us cleanse ourselves of every defilement of [the] flesh." (2 Corinthians 7:1) Don't feel that it is too late for you to quit; the sooner you quit, the better. see 3/8/00 Awake on

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Where can information on the benefits of quitting smoking be found?

While you can find a lot of benefits of quitting smoking on-line and in leaflets, the best advice and information is obtained from professional Doctors.

What are 3 benefits of quitting smoking?

Improved health outcomes, better smelling breath, and financial savings.

Can quitting smoking cause a missed period?

No, quitting smoking can not cause a missed period.

How can you get your mom and dad to quit smoking?

Tell them, everyday, the benefits of quitting smoking. But don't give up until they quit smoking. That's a struggle which requires much effort and time.

Are legal smoking blends really helpful in quitting smoking?

Legal smoking blends may or may not be helpful for quitting smoking. The effect that they have depends greatly on the person and their readiness to quit.

Is quitting smoking bad for you?

Absolutely not. Continuing your habit is bad for you, quitting is good for you.

Can quitting smoking make you tired?

yes because smoking is a stimulant

Is ringing in the ears a symptom of quitting smoking?


Can you get a blood clot after quitting smoking?

Quitting smoking will not cause you to suffer a blood clot. You can, of course, still have a blood clot, but it will not happen as a result of your failure to smoke.

That most people who start smoking think that they will someday have a difficult time quitting?

yes it will be hard quitting

What are the benefits that occur first after quitting smoking?

Almost immediately your heart rate and blood pressure drop. In a few weeks your circulation improves and your lung function increases.

What does 'cessation' mean?

It is a noun that means the quitting, ending or ceasing of something. It is used frequently in regards to quitting smoking.