The 9 Stages When You Quit Smoking
9. AFTER 20 MINUTES SINCE YOUR LAST CIGARETTE
Blood pressure starts to lower back to normal, as well as your pulse. The temperate in your extremities (hands, feet, etc) will increase.
8. AFTER HALF A DAY
The CO (Carbon monoxide) in your blood will return to a normal level as well as the oxygen in your blood increasing. This will result in you feeling more stronger and alert.
7. AFTER A DAY
Your body starts to repair the damage caused from smoking and your risk of a heart attack drops tremendously.
6. AFTER 2 DAYS
Nerve endings damaged by the smoke toxicity begin to regrow and your taste and sense of smell will return to normal.
5. AFTER 3 MONTHS
Your cardiovascular system will see a massive improvement as you’ll be coughing less and able to walk/do exercise easier.
4. AFTER 3-9 MONTHS
Fatigue caused from smoking will be gone as well as shortness of breath.
3. AFTER 5+ YEARS
Your stroke risk percentage will be that of someone who never smoked a cigarette in their life.
2. AFTER 10+ YEARS
Your chance of obtaining a cancer that’s related to smoking will be that of someone who’s never smoked.
1. AFTER 15 YEARS
Your risk of cardiovascular related diseases and illnesses, like heart attacks and heart disease, will be at the same level as a non-smoker. It’s about this time that the body has completely healed from all that smoke (depending on how many and how long for)!