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What Happens When You Go Smoke-Free?

Going smoke-free is by no means easy, but it is something everyone should consider – particularly with so many less harmful alternatives to cigarettes available.

With ZYN nicotine pouches, you’ll never have to step outside and miss the moments that really matter ever again. Our oral nicotine pouches provide the nicotine without the tobacco, helping you to stop smoking.

To help you understand what happens to your body on your smoke-free journey, we’ve put together a timeline of the different stages of quitting smoking.

1-hour smoke free

The effects of quitting smoking are almost immediate. Shortly after your last cigarette, your heart rate will begin to return to its normal pace, causing your blood pressure to drop too.

This allows the body to continue with a regular and more healthy circulatory rhythm.

Half a day without cigarettes

After just 12 hours without cigarettes, the human body begins to cleanse itself of the high levels of carbon monoxide in the bodily tissue.

This helps your lungs to absorb more oxygen, and after this short period, you’ll already begin to feel the benefits of not smoking.

24 hours after you quit smoking

After just one day of being smoke-free, the risk of heart disease begins to decrease, in line with the drop in blood pressure.

Within this period, your blood oxygen levels will start to rise, making exercise and movement less tasking.

Smoke-free for 2 days

Smoking damages your nerve endings, and therefore your taste buds!

In as little as two days after you stop smoking, you’ll notice a fuller spectrum of flavours and start to enjoy food much more than you did previously.

1 month smoke-free

One month after quitting smoking, if you were a particularly heavy smoker, your cardiovascular endurance will start to return – making physical activity easier and more enjoyable, with less coughing and shortness of breath.

Within this month, you’ll begin to really feel the benefits of not smoking.

9 months after you stop smoking

By this point, the cilia cells within the lungs will start to repair and push mucus out more easily, helping to fend off infections and supporting you in feeling healthier.

One year after quitting smoking

Once you make it this far, your risk of developing coronary heart disease will significantly reduce – by 50% – and will continue to do so in the following months and years.

After 5 years with no cigarettes

At this stage of the timeline, the body will have healed itself enough for the arteries and blood vessels to begin to widen again, reducing the risk of blood clots and therefore lowering your chances of having a stroke.

A decade without smoking

Firstly, congratulations are in order if you make it to this stage of your quitting smoking timeline!

Your likelihood of developing lung cancer, throat or pancreatic cancer will have significantly reduced – halved in comparison to those who continue to smoke. This is a big milestone!

20 years without smoking

No doubt enjoying this new version of yourself, you’ll stop seeing yourself as an ex-smoker.

Your lung capacity will be unparalleled in comparison to a smoker, and you’ll no longer be at risk of lung cancer and heart disease. You’ll also have saved a lot of money!

For your health, the benefits of quitting smoking are infinite. It will be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make! Not without its challenges, tobacco free alternatives are a great way to keep you on track.

If you’re interested in using ZYN to support you while you stop smoking, try a free sample for yourself.

To learn more about ZYN, our products and how we’re helping people go smoke-free, read our blogs.



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