The Benefits of Quitting...

No-one wants to be a quitter...do they?  Well, in the case of quitting smoking there are some real benefits, check them out:

Your Benefits when you Quit:

After only 20 mins:  Blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal.

After 8 hrs:  Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by half and oxygen levels return to normal.

After 48 hrs: Carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body.  Lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.  There is no nicotine in the body.  Ability to taste and smell is greatly improved.

After 72 hours:  Breathing becomes easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase.

After 2-12 weeks:  Your circulation improves, making physical activities much easier and boosting the immune system. Stopping smoking has been found to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.  The skin of a non-smoker gets more nutrients, including oxygen

After 3-9 months:  Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung function increases by up to 10%.

After 5 years:  Risk of heart attacks falls to about half compared with a person who is still smoking.

After 10 years:  Risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker. Risk of heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.