Changes that happen to our bodies when we quit smoking
Wondering what happens the human body when someone stops smoking? Changes start to take place within thirty minutes of the last cigarette. So how does the body purify itself when giving up an addiction to cigarettes in one day, one week, one month, 6 months, and and even a year?
What happens with body when we give up smoking
When a person gives up smoking, their body receives an opportunity to experience complete cleansing. Even though our body makes it very hard to give up smoking, the first positive changes can be detected within just thirty minutes after the last cigarette. And in just 12 months your body will have virtually no signs of nicotine remaining in it.
Today, smokers struggle to admit to how our bodies fight a losing battle to the consequences of smoking, despite the fact that they can witness photographs of damaged lungs almost everywhere. Positive information can only bring more motivation, thus in this article we are going to talk only about positive changes to your body. We do really hope that you will understand why it’s important to quit smoking right now.
What happens in 20 minutes
Keeping in mind that the body has just stopped receiving four thousand toxic agents, including cyanide, nicotine, arsenic, ammonia and formaldehyde, many basic functions of the body are improving:
- arterial blood pressure reaches normal values
- the rate of your heartbeat is decreasing.
- the level of nicotine in the bloodstream is drastically decreased.
- The oxygen volume within in the tissues has increased.
What happens in one day
In just 24 hours after the last cigarette our lungs are starting the cleansing process:
- breathing becomes more easy, because the respiratory mucosa is restored.
- the condition of the blood vessels becomes more stable (not only in the lungs).
Positive changes in a week
According to statistics, the first week after giving up smoking is the most difficult time for a person. But if you manage to be strong for 7 days, you can feel how your addiction to cigarettes is fading away. You will have less will to smoke, while your body will face the following changes:
- your sense of smell will be improving and your nose will be able to distinguish more smells.
- your sense of taste will also have grown and you will be able to feel less intense cravings.
- your immune system will be more responsive, giving you new surges of energy and vitality, making you feel more creative and hardworking.