Smoking Cessation: Three Days to Five Years Without Smoking

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Three Days After You Quit
In three days after you quit smoking, the nicotine will be totally out of your body. However, symptoms of nicotine withdrawal will acheve their peak. You may feel headaches, nausea, cramps along with anxiety, tension, or frustration. Experts recommend to use money you usually spent on buying cigarettes, on something nice.

Two to Three Weeks After You Quit
Due to the fact that your circulation improves along with your lung function, in two weeks you will be able to perform physical exercises without feeling sick. After three weeks without cigarettes, you will start breathing easier. In most cases, withdrawal symptoms disappear in two weeks after quitting.

One to Nine Months After You Quit
In a month after quitting, your lungs begin to restore, because the cilia starts to repair themselves and function normally again. When cilia makes its job, your risks to get an infection significantly reduces. When your lungs do funstion well, shortness of breath and coughing do dicrease greatly. Heaviest smokers will feel that their withdrawal symptoms go away in more than several months after quitting.

One Year After You Quit
After a year without smoking, your risk for heart disease is reduced by 50% in comparison with time when you was smoker.

Five Years After You Quit
Many chemicals are released in the burning of tobacco including carbon monoxide. They cause your blood vessels to narrow and this increases risks for a stroke. After 5 to 15 years without smoking, your risks for a stroke are the same as non-smokers.

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