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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

What happens when you stop smoking?

During my surfing, I found this interesting article at at site called "Breaking The Silence".
I found it interesting and the article fits in well with Gimme's "Cancer Be Gone" Month Theme

I apologize to smokers who may feel uncomfortable with my stand here.

I (Breaking The Silence) found this article from a Stop-Smoking Program Handbook. Thought I'd share it with you.

What happens to your body when you stop smoking:

Within 20 minutes

    • Blood pressure normalizes.
    • Pulse rate normalizes.
    • Body temperature of hands and feet returns to normal.
Within 8 hours
    • Carbon dioxide level in your body goes back to normal.
Within 24 hours
    • Heart attack chances decrease.
Within 48 hours
    • Nerve endings regrow.
    • Blood circulation improves on hands and feet.
    • Ability to taste and smell changes dramatically.
Within 72 hours
    • Breathing is easier.
    • Lung capacity starts to increase.
Within 2 1/2 weeks
    • Lung function improves by 30%
    • Risk of heart attack significantly reduces.
    • Circulation will continue improving.
Within 1 to 9 months
    • Incidence of coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue and shortness of breath decreases.
    • Oxygen level in the body normalizes.
    • Cilia (hair-like structures) in lungs regrows, increasing the ability to handle mucus, clean start the lungs reduce infections.
    • Body's overall energy level increases.
After 5 years
    • Cancer chances greatly decreases.
    • Risk of heart disease is significantly reduced.
After 10 years
    • Lung cancer chances are kept to a minimum.
    • Pre-cancerous cells are replaced.
    • Chances of other cigarette-related cancers decreases.
Hope I have encouraged you to quit using the "death stick".

1 comment:

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