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The benefits of being smoke free

The health benefits of stopping smoking cigarettes start immediately, according to a report.

  • After 20 minutes, blood pressure and pulse levels return to normal.
  • After 8 hours, nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in the blood are reduced by half.
  • After 8 hours, blood oxygen levels return to normal.
  • After 24 hours, carbon monoxide has been removed from the body and the lungs begin to remove the build up of tar.
  • After 48 hours, all nicotine has left the body. Taste and smell begin to improve.
  • After 72 hours, breathing becomes easier as the bronchial tubes relax and energy levels increase.
  • After 2 to 12 weeks, circulation improves.
  • After 3 to 9 months, the lungs have 10% more oxygen which improves any coughs, wheezing and breathing problems.
  • After 1 year, the risk of a heart attack is halved.

That’s 9 great reasons to stop smoking today and to know the health benefits start immediately.


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