If you’ve tried ever to stop smoking, you know how difficult it can be. But, even after only 20 minutes, it can be very rewarding. You will start to feel the effects almost immediately! Some of the benefits of quitting smoking include:
- The best tasting food
- Lower risk of heart attack
- Lungs activated
Although it may be difficult to end the cold turkey, it’s important to try to cut this bad habit. Not only will your breath smell better, but you’ll still reap the long-term effects.
The longer you stay away from cigarettes, the more benefits you will get. The following are some advantages to lay off smoking.
After 20 minutes: withdrawal effects beginning to put on almost immediately. After less than 20 minutes last cigarette, and heart rate begins to fall back towards normal levels. It will also start sensations that come alive in the hands and legs.
After 8 hours: Carbon monoxide, which can be toxic to the body at high levels, and the release of burning tobacco and inhaling as part of the cigarette smoke. In just eight hours, and carbon monoxide in the body goes down to the lowest levels, and the levels of oxygen in the blood increases to normal.
After 48 hours: it may not be life-threatening, but deadened senses, especially smell and taste, are one of the more obvious consequences of smoking. But after 48 hours without a cigarette, your nerve endings will start to re-grow, and your ability to smell and taste is enhanced.
After 72 hours: your lungs begin to activate and now you have the ability to produce a deeper breath, and the cilia in your lungs will begin to repair itself and the risk of heart attack reduces more.