Why You Should Stop Smoking Now
There are tonnes of benefits on why you should stop smoking including health, social and financial benefits.
The health benefits of stopping smoking kicks in just 1 hour after you stop smoking. After 20 minutes your blood pressure and pulse rate return to a normal rate.
8 hours after, oxygen levels in your blood return to normal and carbon monoxide levels are halved.
24 hours after you have stopped smoking, all the carbon monoxide has been eliminated from the body. The lungs begin to clear out the mucas and other smoking particles.
48 hours have passed and you sense of taste and smell begin to come back.
72 hours later your breathing becomes easier and energy levels start to grow.
Between 2 to 12 weeks your oxygen and blood circulation improves throughout the body, making walking and runny much easier.
After 5 year of stopping smoking, the risk of heart attack drops to about half of a smoker.
when you've not picked up a cigarette for 10 years, the risk of lung cancer falls to about half of a smoker.
when you've not smoked for 15 years, your risk of heart disease is almost the same as someone who has never smoked.
It has been proved that smoking negatively impacts the skin, depriving of the essentials nutrients including oxygen which give the appearance of old age. The skin becomes yellow grey complexion. stopping smoking reduces the ageing process and prevents further damage to the skin.
As a smoker you are more likely to develop gum disease meaning less chance of holding onto your teeth. Quitting prevents stained teeth and fresh smelling breath and a better sense of taste.
When you smoke, it put the health of the others around you at risk. Secondhand smoke increases the likelihood of a non-smoker contracting lung cancer by as much as 24%, and heart disease by 25%.
it's also scientifically proven that quitting smoking leads to improved fertility and more likely to give birth to a healthy baby.