A Timeline: What happens after you Stop Smoking?
If you want to maintain your health then quit smoking, as this is one of the best and most immediate ways to improve your daily life. Smoking has a direct link with many known health conditions such as COPD, lung disease and emphysema plus it is implicated in other diseases as well but did you also know that smoking causes premature wrinkles and decreases your sex drive and fertility? If you are looking to stop smoking then take advantage of Pearl Chemist Groups’ stop smoking services in Mitcham and the free stop smoking clinic in Streatham.
What happens when you stop smoking?
The physical benefits are huge. Here is a timeline which details what happens inside your body after you Quit Smoking:-
- You will feel better 20 minutes after you quit smoking
- Your pulse rate will return to normal after 20 minutes
- Within 8 hours, nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in the blood will reduce by more than half and oxygen level returns to normal
- Within 2 days, carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body
- Within 2 days, lungs start to clear out mucus and other debris accumulated via the smoking process
- Within 2 days, the body will be clear of nicotine
- The senses of taste and smell are improved
After 72 hours:-
- Breathing is easier
- Bronchial tubes are less stressed
- Energy levels increase
- Circulation will begin to improve
Between 3 and 9 months, lung function will continue to increase and coughing and wheezing will diminish. The health benefits become more apparent as you move further away from your last day as a smoker. Your risk of heart disease will halve within one year compared to someone who is still smoking.
If you are determined to stop smoking then there is no disputing the physical benefits, but mentally it can be a hard journey and many smokers do need support. Pearl Chemist Group offer a free stop smoking clinic in Streatham and also stop smoking services in Mitcham to support you on your road to a smoke-free zone. Our website explains more https://www.pearlchemistgroup.co.uk/