There are a wide array of benefits from the moment you stop smoking your last and final cigarette. Within a matter of:-
- Twenty minutes, the blood pressure, temperature of your hands, pulse rate and feet would have returned to normal levels.
- Eight hours, the remaining content of nicotine present in your bloodstream would have fallen to 6.25 percentage of normal peak daily levels and a significant reduction of 93.75 percentage.
- Twelve hours, the level of oxygen present in your blood will have returned and increased to normal levels while seeing a significant drop in carbon monoxide levels to normal.
- Twenty-four hours, anxieties would have peaked to maximum intensity and within two weeks, should return to near pre-cessation levels.
- Forty-eight hours, damaged nerve endings would have started to regrow accompanied by your sense of smell and taste returned to normal levels. However, cessation of anger and irritability will have peaked.
- Seventy-two hours, the entire body will test for 100 percent free of nicotine. Over 90 percent of all nicotine metabolites would have passed through your system in the form of urine. Breathing will tend to become more comfortable as your lungs functional capabilities are improving.
- 5-8 days, the ex-smoker will experience three induced crave episodes per day.
- Ten days, the ex-smoker is experiencing less than two crave episodes per day.
- 2-4 weeks, cessation-related to anger, anxiety, impatience, insomnia, restlessness, and depression would have ended.
- Two weeks-3 months, the risk of heart attack reduces significantly, and lung functionality is enhanced.
- Three weeks-3 months, your circulation would have substantially increased, and chronic cough would have disappeared.
- One year, the additional risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, and heart attack would have dropped to less than half of a smoker.
- Five years, the risk of encountering a subarachnoid hemorrhage has significantly declined to 59 percent as compared to risk when still smoking.
- 5-15 years, the risk of suffering from stoke attacks has dropped to that of a non-smoker.
- Ten years, the risk of being diagnosed with lung cancer is between 30 and 50 percent as compared to a regular smoker. Risk of developing lung cancer, oral cancer, throat cancer, pancreatic cancer has significantly declined.
Fifteen years, the risk of being diagnosed with coronary heart disease is now that of a person who has never smoked.
- Twenty-five years, the thickness of the brain’s cortex has been fully restored to the level of a person who has never smoked.