What do you need to know about stop smoking?
Smoking cessation is not easy, but it will prolong your life.
Why it is difficult to stop smoking?
The answer is easy – nicotine. It is a drug that is contained in tobacco. Smoking person have emotionally and physically dependence. If you want to quit smoking you should fight with both.
What will be after you stop smoking?
Person who smokes few month or longer will have withdrawal symptoms. It start after 1-2 hour after last free cigarette and reach peak in 2 or 3 days. It depends when all nicotine are out. This symptoms may last for a few days to up to several weeks. But they will fade with each passing smoke-free day.
The short list of withdrawal symptoms:
- chest tightness
Why do you need to stop smoking?
At the top of reasons is your health. Statistics shows that a half part of smokers dying from a smoking-related illness. In America 1 of 5 deathes are from tobacco. Let’s look through some diseases:
Smoking cause lung cancer, but also tobacco cause other types of cancer like cancer of throat, mouth, esophagus, bladder, cervix and leukemias.
Pneumnia is on the top of the list. Also there are chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Blood vessel diseases and heart attacks
Smokers have twiced risk of death from heart attacks. Also tobacco affects the walls of the vessels.
Women and babies
They are in group of highest risk. Lower birth-baby and many more.
The benefits of stop smoking
30 minutes after quitting: Your heart rate and blood pressure drops.
14 hours after quitting: The carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
2 weeks to 3 months after quitting: Your circulation improves and your lung function increases.
1 to 9 months after quitting: Coughing and shortness of breath decrease; cilia (tiny hair-like structures that move mucus out of the lungs) regain normal function in the lungs, increasing the ability to handle mucus, clean the lungs, and reduce the risk of infection.
1 year after quitting: The excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker’s.
4 years after quitting: Your stroke risk is reduced to that of a non-smoker 5 to 15 years after quitting.
10 years after quitting: The lung cancer death rate is about half that of a person who continues smoking. The risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, cervix, and pancreas decrease, too.
14 years after quitting: The risk of coronary heart disease is the same as a non-smoker’s