The benefits stops smoking
As soon as a person stops smoking, their body begins to recover
- After 12 hours almost all of the nicotine is out of their system.
- After 24 hours the level of carbon monoxide in their blood has dropped. dramatically. They now have more oxygen in their bloodstream.
- After 5 days most nicotine by-products have gone.
- Within days their sense of taste and smell improves.
- Within a month their blood pressure returns to its normal level and more air is getting into their lungs.
- Within 3 months the blood flow to their hands and feet improves, and their lungs will be working better.
- After 12 months their risk of dying from heart disease is half that of a continuing smoker.
People who give up smoking often get the confidence to take on other challenges and break other damaging habits.
Quitting smoking saves money that can be spent on other things.
The challenge is actually doing it.
Next time you’re talking to a downhearted smoker remember:
- The great majority of smokers want to give up
- The more times a person tries to quit, the more likely they are to eventually succeed
- People have a much better chance of staying a non-smoker if they get support while quitting.