The benefits of quitting smoking – Blog by Fazilat Ujala
Smoking is a fast-growing and very popular drug among the young generation. Smoking not only destroys human health but also causes economic decline.
There are nearly four thousand cancerous chemicals found in smoking, Nicotine present in the smoke of cigarette cause more than 10 different types of cancer.
Approximately 60lakh people are died annually due to smoking and every day 12000 children become addicted to smoking which is a very alarming situation.
If you want to see yourself, your loved ones and your country prosper, make a firm commitment to quit smoking today.
There are many reasons and benefits to quitting smoking. As well as saving money, you can see the immediate health benefits۔
All of these benefits do not appear immediately after quitting but require a long period of persistence and perseverance.
After quitting smoking, you will notice that every day and every week, A positive change in your body and mind. Your physical condition begins to improve and recover. You look better, you feel stronger and healthier.
As soon as you quit your last cigarette, after 20 minutes your fast pulse and heartbeat slow down. Your blood pressure begins to return to normal.
12 hours after quitting smoking, your body removes the carbon monoxide found in cigarettes. The level returns to normal and your oxygen level rises.
When you spend 24 hours without a cigarette, your blood pressure starts to drop, and as your blood pressure drops, your blood pressure improves. This way you reduce your high blood pressure due to smoking, which increases the risk of heart disease.
Smoking also affects the sense of smell and taste. Within 48 hours of quitting smoking, your nerves begin to heal and your sense of taste and sense of smell will return to normal.
After 3 days, the nicotine in your body will be completely gone. You will have symptoms after quitting smoking, but they will go away soon. Within a month of quitting smoking, your lungs begin to function properly, and you start to feel less coughing and shortness of breath. Then you also find it easier to exercise.
Within 9 months, your lungs will be completely healed and the cilia (fine hair-like fiber) inside your lungs will be completely healed from the harmful effects of cigarette smoke.
When you quit smoking for a year, your risk of coronary heart disease is halved. Which will continue to decrease over time. After 5 years of quitting smoking, your arteries and blood vessels begin to reopen completely after recovery. This way you reduce your risk of stroke and blood clots.
After 10 years of quitting smoking, your chances of dying from lung cancer are halved and your chances of developing mouth, throat, or pancreatic cancer are greatly reduced.
After 15 years, your chances of developing heart disease or pancreatic cancer are the same as those of non-smokers.
If you spend 20 years without a cigarette, your risk of dying from smoking-related causes, such as lung disease or cancer, is now as low as if you had never smoked in your life.
It takes at least a month to improve breathing and fitness after quitting smoking. If you spend a month without smoking, you can have a complete victory over smoking.
Quitting smoking brings not only physical but also economic benefits:
If you smoke 10 cigarettes a day, quitting for a year will save you about $2000. Quitting smoking will not only make you feel happier; Instead, you will be able to spend the money saved on yourself! Buy new clothes for yourself or enjoy dinner at a fabulous restaurant, celebrate a holiday or hang out with family. Make a commitment to quit smoking today or if you are not a smoker, help your loved one to quit smoking. Be happy and share happiness.
Refuse to smoke, love life, not for yourself, but for your loved ones.