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The body is remarkable in its determination to heal damages and abuses inflicted on it. For instance, when you cut your finger, a whole series of things happen within microseconds to begin the clotting, antiseptic and healing processes, things in the blood stream that rush to the injury to began healing.

The healing process, or damage repair, after smoking begins immediately and lasts as long as it takes to put you back in good order. It starts every time you finish a cigarette but usually has no chance of success because you will simply light up another one in a short time.

Once you have permanently stopped smoking, the process will be continuous and will probably take about 2 years if you have smoked for a long time. If you are young and have only smoked for a few months, you should be back in good shape in less than a year, especially if you are athletic or physically active.

The point is to quit now, not tomorrow.

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