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.
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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.