We all are well aware of the above statement
Research has indicated that smoking is the number 1 cause of preventable death in the U.S and worldwide and we all by now are quite aware of the fact that it leads to
** Cardiovascular disease
** Lack of sexual desire and inability to perform
** Cancer, Cancer, Cancer
** Weak immune system
** Stained teeth
** Early degeneration of bones ( spine)
** Reduced lung function
** Toxic liver
** Reduced stamina and endurance
** Premature aging
Besides the above, there are several benefits of kicking the butt, apart from of course saving loads of money and time.
Interesting fact: 75 – 85% of smokers, want to quit, but just don’t know how
One of the main reasons it’s so hard to quit smoking is because all the benefits of quitting and all the dangers of continuing seem very far away.
Well, here’s a little time line about some of the more immediate effects of quitting smoking and how that will affect your body RIGHT NOW.
* In 20 minutes your blood pressure will drop back down to normal.
* In 8 hours the carbon monoxide (a toxic gas) levels in your blood stream
will drop by half, and oxygen levels will return to normal and your
metabolism will increase.
* In 48 hours your chance of having a heart attack will have decreased. All
nicotine will have left your body. Your sense of taste and smell will
return to a normal level.
* In 72 hours your bronchial tubes will relax, and your energy levels will
increase along with your libido
* In 2 weeks your circulation will increase, and it will continue to
improve for the next 10 weeks.
* In three to nine months coughs, wheezing and breathing problems will
dissipate as your lung capacity improves by 10%.
* In 1 year your risk of having a heart attack will have dropped by half.
* In 5 years your risk of having a stroke returns to that of a non-smoker.
* In 10 years your risk of lung cancer will have returned to that of a
* In 15 years your risk of heart attack will have returned to that of a
So, you have more immediate things to look forward to if you quit now besides just freaking out about not being able to smoke. Quit now!
Smokers should ensure they take Vitamin C regularly as smoking depletes natural levels in the body. Regular consumption of ‘Curcumin ‘, Turmeric Extract, is known to reduce nicotine patches from the lungs and is used in the possible prevention of cancer.