I must say, it’s high time smokers start taking the warning of the Federal Ministry of Health found on every single cigarette pack as well as their health seriously, as the saying goes, “Health is Wealth”. I figured most smokers don’t know the infinite benefits they get once they stop the act of smoking. This is my reason for preparing this enlightening and also extremely beneficial article.
Just as the problems and bad outcomes associated with habitual smoking are numerous, unfortunate, fatal, adverse, colossal, life-threatening, and ill-fated, so it is for non-smokers or smokers who are quitting the act, which is good health is what prevails.
The benefits of quitting the act of smoking cannot be overemphasized. In the very first 24 hours after a smoker abstains from smoking, the benefits start to accumulate and become visible and also clearly noticed.
Once a person stops smoking for good, the benefits immediately start to accumulate. These benefits include naming a few, improved oral health, stable hormones, a strong immune system, and a lesser risk of many types of cancers.
Let’s take a good and unruffled look at the unending benefits quitting the act of smoking brings about with respect to time.
20 minutes later – 12 hours: Heart rate and carbon monoxide in the blood immediately drop to normal levels once an individual desists from smoking.
Subsequent one year: Quitting smoking drastically reduces the risk of a heart attack, as well as hypertension. Coughing as well as upper respiratory problems begin to improve positively.
Within 2–5 years: Quitting smoking makes the risk of stroke unbelievably drops to that of a non-smoker.
By the next five or fourteen years: The risk of mouth cancer, throat cancer, esophagus cancer, as well as bladder cancer is reduced by half (½) once a smoker quits smoking.
By 10 years: When a smoker finally quits the act of smoking for such a long period, the possibility of lung cancer and bladder cancer is halved compared to that of a person who smokes.
15 years later: The risk of heart disease is similar to that of a person that has never smoked.
It is indeed hard to embark on stopping something that has become a habit but remembers a journey of a thousand miles begins with a step. So prepare your mind and start quitting the act of smoking.
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