Here’s what happens to your body shortly after you stop smoking.
Within 20 minutes after you smoke that last cigarette, your body begins a series of changes that continue for years.
20 Minutes After Quitting
Your heart rate drops.
12 hours After Quitting
Carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
2 Weeks to 3 Months After Quitting
Your heart attack risk begins to drop.
Your lung function begins to improve.
1 to 9 Months After Quitting
Your coughing and shortness of breath decrease.
1 Year After Quitting
Your added risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker’s.
5 Years After Quitting
Your stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker’s 5-15 years after quitting.
10 Years After Quitting
Your lung cancer death rate is about half that of a smoker’s.
Your risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney, and pancreas decreases.
15 Years After Quitting
Your risk of coronary heart disease is back to that of a nonsmoker’s.
Immediately, your mouth and breath smell better way better than you could even imagine. Why won’t smokers just consider the feelings of the people who have to face them all day with such a stench filled ‘carbuncle’ mouth? Maybe opt for an e_cigarette instead.
Or get a critic like my late grandma who told a man “go home sir, use salt and alum and wash your mouth and spit the contents in a transparent bag and see the disaster that you have harboured in there all these year” all the man was trying to do was pay his rents on her property but she took it out on him like a rocket _ a blatant critic like that may just make you face the facts – cigarette smoking sucks!
NB- alum is used to wash the slime from snails in Cameroon – hahahahahhah