It’s Never too late to quit!

It’s Never  too late to quit!

  • Are you tired of being sent outside whenever you want to smoke?
  • Do your children come home from school asking why you want to kill yourself and them too?
  • Has your good friend been diagnosed with a smoking-related lung disease? 
  • Has your doctor urged you to stop smoking?
  • Are you just sick and tired of paying higher prices for something that deep down you know is not good for your health? 

Whatever the reason is, Love Your Lungs, Breathe For Life is here to provide you with information and support, in your quest to quit smoking.

It’s Never  too late to quit!

Your Body’s Healing Process Begins

The First Two Days

At 20 minutes after quitting:

  • blood pressure decreases to a level close to that before you had your last cigarette
  • pulse rate drops
  • the body temperature of your hands and feet increases to normal

At 8 hours:

  • carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normal
  • oxygen level in blood increases to normal

At 24 hours:

  • your chance of a heart attack decreases

At 48 hours:

  • nerve endings start regrowing
  • ability to smell and taste improve

Two weeks to three months:

  • circulation improves
  • walking becomes easier
  • lung function increases up to 30%

One to nine months:

  • coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue, and shortness of breath decrease
  • cilia regain normal function in the lungs
  • ability to handle mucus, clean the lungs, and reduce infection increases

1 year smoke free:

  • your risk of coronary heart disease is decreased to half that of a smoker

2 years smoke free:

  • chances of achieving life long success with quitting increases greatly

5 years smoke free:

  • 5-15 years after quitting, stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker

10 years smoke free:

  • risk of dying from lung cancer drops to as little as one-half of continuing smokers
  • risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney, and pancreas decrease
  • risk of ulcers decrease

15 years smoke free:

  • Your risk of coronary heart disease is now similar to that of people who have never smoked
  • Your risk of death returns to nearly the level of people who have never smoked

                                              Stop smoking now and take control…

Breathe for life… Live smoke free …

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