Thursday, September 5, 2019




When a person stops smoking, their body gradually detoxifies and resumes normal function. Quitting smoking benefits the health of smokers, and has positive effects on the lives of ex-smokers and their families.

Positive changes in the body


The decision to quit brings many benefits from the first day.

20 minutes after quitting

  • The blood pressure goes down and becomes normal again.
  • The heart rate slows down and returns to normal.
  • The temperature of the hands and feet increases and returns to normal.

8 hours

  • The amount of nicotine and carbon monoxide in the blood drops by half.
  • The transport of oxygen to the cells returns to normal.

24 hours
  • Carbon monoxide is completely eliminated from the body.
  • The lungs begin to reject smoke residue.
48 hours
  • Nicotine is expelled from the body for the most part.
  • Nerve endings begin to regenerate.
  • The senses of taste and smell improve.
72 hours
  • Breathing becomes easier.
  • The lung capacity increases.
  • The energy increases.
2 weeks to 3 months

  • The blood circulation improves.
  • Walking becomes easier.
  • The functioning of the lungs improves.
  • For pregnant women who have quit smoking for the first three months of pregnancy, the risk of having a low birth weight child becomes comparable to that of a person who has never smoked.
1 to 9 months
  • Cough, nasal congestion, fatigue and shortness of breath decrease.
  • The body is slowly becoming more able to fight infections and viruses.
  • The voice becomes clearer.
  • The body regains energy.
1 year
  • The risk of cardiovascular disease is halved.
  • For women, the risk of developing cancer of the cervix becomes comparable to that of a person who has never smoked.
5 years
  • The risk of developing cancer of the mouth, throat and esophagus decreases by half.
  • The lung cancer mortality rate for a smoker of a pack a day also decreases by half.
  • From 5 to 15 years after quitting smoking, the risk of stroke becomes comparable to that of a non-smoker.
10 years
  • The mortality rate for lung cancer is similar to that of a non-smoker.
  • Precancerous cells are replaced by healthy cells.
  • The risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder and pancreas decreases.
15 years
  • The risk of coronary events is similar to that of someone who has never smoked.
Also, over time, the skin becomes beautified and sleep improves.

General benefits

Smoking cessation affects the lives of ex-smokers. Among other things, it has positive effects on the financial situation and interpersonal relationships:
  • Money previously used for the purchase of tobacco can be used for other purposes.
  • Since smokers are more at risk of developing certain illnesses and smoking is responsible for many fires , no more smoking lowers the cost of life insurance and home insurance premiums.
  • By eliminating second-hand smoke from their environment, ex-smokers prevent their loved ones from developing health problems related to it.

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