Health benefits of Quitting Smoking:
20 minutes: Pulse return to normal.
8 hours: Nicotine is reduced by 90% and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by 75%. Circulation improves.
24 hours: Carbon monoxide and nicotine almost eliminated from the body. Lungs start to clear out smoking debris.
48 hours: All traces of nicotine are removed from the body. The ability to taste and smell improves.
72 hours: Breathing is easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase.
2-12 weeks: Circulation improves.
1 month: Physical appearance improves – skin loses its grey pallor and becomes less wrinkled.
3-9 months: Coughing and wheezing is reduced.
1 year: Excess risk of a heart attack reduces by half.
10 years: Risk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a continuing smoker.
15 years: Risk of a heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.
Chris Breen is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Non-Medical Prescriber, Holding Diplomas In General and Gastric Band Hypnosis, He is registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register and the International Alliance of Holistic Therapists, We also have full indemnity Insurance.