Are you a smoker or do you know a smoker? Within 20 minutes of quitting smoking your body starts its road to health.
In 20 minutes your blood pressure will drop back down to normal.
In 8 hours the carbon monoxide levels in your blood stream will drop by half, and oxygen levels will return to normal.
In 48 hours your chances of having a heart attack will have decreased. Your sense of taste and smell will return to normal levels.
In 48 hours all nicotine will have left your body.
In 72 hours your bronchial tubes will relax and your energy level will increase.
In 2 weeks your circulation will increase, and it will continue to improve over the next 3 months.
In three to nine months coughs, wheezing and breathing problems will dissipate as your lung capacity improves by 10%.
In 1 year your risk of having a heart attack will have dropped by half.
In 5 yrs your risk of having a stroke will match that of a non-smoker.
In 10 years your risk of lung cancer will return to that of a non-smoker.
In 15 years your risk of a heart attack will have returned to that of a non-smoker.
If you are having problems kicking the habit, let Dr. Larrow know. She has some great protocols to help you or a loved one stop smoking. Please share these health facts with the ones you love.