Does someone you know, perhaps even you, need to quit smoking? Do you understand the dangers and realize there is not one cell in your body that is unaffected by cigarettes, cigars and/or snuff. Do you realize that no one in your immediate vicinity is safe from the second hand smoke of your cigarettes or the fumes you exhale?
Even though you may realize all of these problems and health hazards do you find it difficult to quit? If so, you are not alone. Statistics from 2004 indicate that 70% of smokers want to quit, yet most don’t.
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Here is what happens to your body when you finally do quit smoking:
- Within 20 minutes, your heart rate and blood pressure begin to return to normal. In addition, the temperature in your hands and feet increases as the effects of vasoconstriction begin to recede.
- Within 2 weeks to 3 months after you quit, your lung functions increase by up to 30%, continuing to improve each month.
- Your risk of a heart attack or other coronary event is diminished by 50% within one year, and becomes that of a non-smoker by 15 years!
- While quitting will not reduce the number of wrinkles in your face, you can definitely stop collecting wrinkles due to smoking.
- You will smell better, taste better and feel better. You’ll have more money, more time, more friends and more life.
Today is a good day to quit. The rest of your life is waiting!
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