I must say, its high time smoker’s starts taking the warning of The Federal Ministry of Health found on every single cigarette pack as well as their health seriously, as the saying goes “Health is Wealth”. I figured most smokers don’t know the infinite benefits they get once and immediately they stop smoking thus my reason for preparing this enlightening and also extremely benefiting article elaborating the benefits derived from quitting the act of smoking.
Just as the problems and bad outcomes associated with habitual smoking are numerous, unfortunate, fatal, adverse, colossal, life threatening and ill-fated so it is for non smokers or smokers who are quitting the act but just the reverse case or outcome which is good health is what prevails.
The benefits of quitting the act of smoking cannot be overemphasized, at the very first twenty four (24) hours a smoker desist from smoking, the benefits starts to accumulate and become visible and also clearly noticed.
Once a person stops smoking for good, the benefits immediately starts to accumulate. These benefits include; mentioning but a few; improved oral health, stable hormones, strong immune system, and lesser risk of many types of cancers.
Let’s take a good and unruffled look at the unending benefits quitting the act of smoking brings about with respect to time.
20 minutes later – 12 hours: Heart rate and carbon monoxide in the blood immediately drop to normal levels once an individual desist from smoking.
Subsequent one year: Quitting smoking makes the risk of a heart attack as well as hypertension to drastically reduce. Coughing as well as upper respiratory problems begin to improve positively.
Within 2–5 years: Quitting smoking makes the risk of stroke unbelievably drops to that of a non smoker.
By the next five or fourteen years: The risk of mouth cancer, throat cancer, esophagus cancer, as well as bladder cancer is reduced by half (½) once a smoker quits smoking.
By 10 years: When a smoker finally quits smoking for such log period, the possibility of lung cancer and bladder cancer is halved compared to that of a person who smokes.
15 years later: The risk of heart disease is similar to that of person that has never smoked.
It is indeed hard to embark on stopping something that has become a habit, but remember a journey of a thousand miles begins with a step. So prepare your mind and start quitting the act of smoking.
Also, fruits like oranges, apples, bananas, and pears are very important diets for a person that wants to quit the act of smoking. As the old saying goes; “Sharing is caring in every good and growing community” so please don’t forget to hit the share button and drop your comment as well.