What happens to the body after quitting smoking

19.08.2016

What happens to the body after quitting smoking?

The harm of smoking is well aware of all people, including ardent smokers. But despite this, quitting smoking is not as easy as it should be. People who have decided to overcome this habit, may expect that their condition will begin to improve immediately, but in fact it is not.

Broken cigarette

For a long time inhaling the smoke and all the substances contained in it, the body becomes so accustomed to it that it cannot take it out for long.

Positive points

And although giving up smoking is not so easy, you need to understand how it can bring benefits to the body:

  • oxygen concentration in the body increases significantly;
  • lungs are gaining their previous volume;
  • all harmful substances are removed - nicotine, tar, soot, and also slags;
  • blood pressure comes to a healthy rate;
  • the risk of serious diseases of the cardiovascular system, respiratory tract, digestive system is significantly reduced;
  • blood vessels acquire the same tone and elasticity, at the same time improving blood circulation.

Lung structure

Negative manifestation in the early stages

Together with the positive moments during the recovery of the body, a number of negative reactions can occur, which you just need to endure. Namely:

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    a bad mood and irritability appear - this can be observed even in a person who has forgotten a cigarette at home;
  • general weakness and inability to concentrate on work due to a decrease in the level of glucose;
  • weight gain - quite often there is an increase in weight in people who quit a bad habit;
  • decreased immunity functions - nicotine in tobacco smoke can stimulate immunity for some time;
  • cough - strongly manifested in smokers with great experience when soot and tar are removed from the lungs.

Man coughing

How is the body restored after quitting smoking?

Every smoker should know and understand that he is poisoning not only himself, but also others.

And although it will not be easy to quit smoking, you need to try to do this in order to restore your health.

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The first week may be especially hard, but during this period the first positive changes will start to happen.

  1. Already during the first 20 minutes, the sensitivity of the fingers and toes will increase.
  2. Two days later, the main amount of nicotine is discharged, and at this moment the desire to re-inhale cigarette smoke sharply increases. Taste receptors are normalized, and now again you can feel the food normally, the sense of smell is also restored.
  3. Throughout the week, blood pressure stabilizes, blood circulation improves.
  4. A cough will leave a heavy smoker only after two or three weeks, so you have to suffer.
  5. In three months, the skin tone becomes saturated again, and the appearance of wrinkles is slowed down.
  6. Six months after the decision to quit smoking, a person’s liver cells are restored and the blood is renewed. The weight also comes in order if it rises sharply. A person may feel a surge of strength that was not there before.
  7. A year without cigarettes ensures the disappearance of almost all signs that tobacco smoke was once in the lungs.
  8. The risk of serious illness is reduced over the next 5 years without cigarettes.

Minimizing discomfort

If a person has been addicted to nicotine for a long time, then abruptly quit smoking will be very difficult, because all the discomfort will manifest itself very strongly. Refusal of cigarettes should be carried out gradually, each day reducing their number.

Cigarette and ash

It would be nice to find some temporary alternative to cigarettes, for example, the use of candy or chewing gum. A gradual rejection of nicotine addiction will make it possible to carry out the recovery of the body as easily as possible.

If you want to learn more about the restoration of the body after giving up the habit, we invite you to watch this motivating video:


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