Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Category: Quiting Smoking - BUNCHING

When You Quit Smoking — Health Benefits, pointing out the positive.
  • Around 20 minutes after quitting: Your heart rate and blood pressure begins to drop.
  • Around 20 hours after quitting: The carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to near normal.
  • Around 20 days after quitting: Your circulation improves. Coughing and shortness of breath decrease. Cilia (tiny hair-like structures that move mucus out of the lungs) begin to regain function, increasing their ability to clean the lungs.
  • Around 20 weeks after quitting: Your risk of heart disease begins to drop.
  • Around 200 weeks after quitting: Your stroke risk as well as cancer risk begins to drop.

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