Most people know the danger of a cigarette. However, the elimination of smoking is not as easy as turning the palm of your hand. To be able to stop smoking should be based on the desire, determination and commitment of the person in question. Not a few times, each time you change your habits to stop smoking, your body will create a reaction.
Side effects of quitting include a variety of symptoms such as physical and mental. But if you are able to survive and be able to change their smoking habits will be many positive effects that can.This is the effect of quitting gradually from the beginning in a matter of minutes to count the years:
* 20 minutes: Nicotine can increase blood pressure and heart rate, leading to an increased risk of heart attack. If after 20 minutes you are able to quit smoking, heart rate and blood pressure will go down as normal.
* 8 pm: Do not smoke for 8 hours, would make the levels of nicotine and carbon monoxide in the blood is reduced, this also led to a lower risk of heart attack. Oxygen in the blood also increase to normal.
* 24 hours: You may decrease the risk of heart attack. All carbon monoxide and nicotine leaves the body. Nerve endings begin to regenerate their lead to improvements in the ability of smell and taste.
* 48 hours: This is the hard part, because in 48 hours you will experience negative side effects such as abdominal pain, vomiting, and also the possibility of hypothermia. However, it will give other benefits such as reducing the risk of damage to the lungs and lung cancer.
* 72 hours: Bronchial tubes begin to relax and breathe better.
* After 2 weeks: Lung function increases up to 30%, thereby increasing blood circulation. Walking becomes easier. But it can also cause withdrawal symptoms like irritability, headaches and anxiety, so that antidepressant drugs work well to stop smoking.
* Between 1-9 months: cilia in the lungs begin to function properly by cleaning the lungs of mucus, which reduces the risk of infection.
* After 1 year: The risk of smoking-related diseases such as heart attack is halved compared to when a year ago.
* After 10 years: The risk of heart attack and lung cancer as someone who never smoked. Similarly, the risk of other diseases such as cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, cervix and pancreas decreases.