What are the benefits of quitting smoking?

Quitting smoking is one of the best things to do for health. It can reduce risk of  heart disease, lung cancer, stroke, emphysema, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), nasal congestion, mucous in the throat area, which can increase the amount of snoring.

Here are some of the positive effects that typically occur when quit smoking:

  • within 6 months, stuffy nose, coughing, tiredness, shortness of breath improve and help to reduce snoring
  • within 4 days breathing becomes easier and lung capacity increase
  • within 2 days risk of heart attack starts to decline and senses of smell and taste improve
  • within 8 hours the carbon monoxide levels drop and oxygen levels in blood return to normal
  • within 2 weeks to 3 months blood circulation improves and lung functions increase 30 %
  • within 1 year risk of smoking related heart attack is half

Remember:
Avoid second hand smoke
It is never too late to quit smoking

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