So, maybe you were a former smoker, but you have quit more than a year ago?
If you kicked the habit you are to congratulated and admired. Breaking an addiction to the nicotine in tobacco isn’t easy. With each smoke free year that passes, you lower your odds for heart disease, serious breathing problems,, and cancers of the lungs, mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, and possibly the pancreas, too.
But you might now be totally in the clear yet. Your heart and lungs remain at higher risk of disease than that of a non-smoker for up to 20 years after you quit.
You’ll see immediate health improvements shortly after you quitting, but the benefits of quitting take years to reap. Your heart disease risk drops by 50 percent within a year after you kick the habit; but it’s not until 15 years later that your risk for heart disease and stroke fall to the level of someone who’s never smoked. As for lung cancer: After 10 smoke-free years, your risk is about one-third to one-half that of continuing smokers; it falls to nearly that of someone who’s never smoked within 20 years.
Good news is that is you take additional steps to improve your health beyond staying smoke free, you can accelerate the recovery and end up even more immune to the diseases most linked to smoking.
Four great benefits to quitting smoking are:
If you have finally stopped smoking, here is a repair plan for you.
As you have read, by stopping smoking or many other bad habits today, you can reverse the damage that has happened to your body. So many people think that after years and years of smoking, why stop? The damage is already done. This is so untrue! Stop today and reap the benefits, it can take some time, but you can erase the damage done to your body and still live a long and healthy life.
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