Once you're into smoking,
you're going to do for the rest of your life.
You'll be so addicted to it
that quitting is not just hard,
but it's impossible.
Remember that smoking is dangerous to your health
and there's no benefit whatsoever.
It just gives you the feeling of relief from stress
but it does no good really.
When you stop smoking,
it's for the good
but you're body undergoes a series of changes
that will take years and years.
Your body is already used to smoking
so if you stop now,
these are the changes you'll experience:
In 20 minutes,
your heart rate drops.
In 12 hours,
Carbon Monoxide level in your blood
drops to normal.
In 2 weeks to 3 months,
your heart attack risk begins to drop
and your lung function begins to improve.
In 1 to 9 months,
your coughing and shortness of breath decrease.
In 1 year,
your added risk of coronary heart disease
is half that of a smoker's.
In 5 years,
your stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker
5-15 years after quitting.
In 10 years,
your lung cancer death rate
half that of a smoker's.
Your risk of cancers of the mouth, throat,
esophagus, bladder, kidney and pancreas decreases.
In 15 years,
your risk of coronary heart disease
is back to that of a nonsmoker.
Source: World Health Organization
So you see from above
that smoking does so much to your body
that it takes years after quitting
to get it back to normal,
to that of a nonsmoker.
Even if smoking is already common
and part of most people's lifestyle,
it's still so much better if you don't.
Cigarettes keep people company
especially when they're alone thinking things over.
But your body suffers
and many organs are damaged
causing them to function poorly.
And it takes years and years
for your organs to be back to normal again.
So for smoking,
don't even try it.
And if you've been smoking for years,
quit it the soonest possible time.
Watch the video below
to help you quit smoking when it's hard.
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