What happens with your body when you stop smoking?

Smoking is one of the worst habits that a man can have, but some people would rather enjoy it, than worrying for their health.

Some of them do not even know how dangerous smoking is.


You should stop smoking and when you look back, you will realize that that was probably the best decision you made in your life.

  • Your blood pressure will be reduced to normal in the first 20 minutes.
  • The carbon monoxide levels in the bloodstream are reduced by half, and the oxygen levels normalize after 8 hours.
  • Nicotine will be eliminated from your body in the first 48 hours, which means that you will have reduced risk of heart attack and your taste and smell senses will come back to normal in that period of time.
  • 72 hours after quitting, you will be full of energy and you will be able to relax.
  • Your blood circulation will improve starting from week 2 and it will only continue to improve in the next ten weeks.
  • In 4-9 months, your lung capacity will increase by 10% and respiratory problems like coughing will only start to decrease.
  • The risk of heart attack will be decreased by more than half one year after quitting.
  • In 5 years you will have the same chance of stroke as any non-smoker.
  • The risk of developing lung cancer will be the same as in non-smokers after 10 years.
  • 15 years after quitting you will have the same risk of heart attack as non-smokers.
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