Health improvements after Quitting Smoking

Years of Smoking does significant damage to our health, wreaking havoc on our respiratory and cardiovascular systems. In addition, experts say, smoking increases the chances of developing cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

When quitting smoking, we now correctly refocus on our ongoing and future health. We may tend to go a little bit overboard trying to compensate for all that damage all at once.

Be patient… The benefits will come…. Read on…

According to the CDC, smoking is the single most preventable cause of death in the World today. It is also the single major cause of most diseases.

Fortunately, the inevitable tragedy of smoking can be interrupted and replaced with the positive and wonderful benefits of stopping smoking.

In the early stages after quitting, the human body is adjusting and adapting to health changes that could be uncomfortable. Years of horrendous damage to the body is finally being reversed.

Quitting smoking provides some immediate health benefits, such as lower blood pressure and a normalized resting pulse rate. Other benefits will continue to appear days,weeks and even years after you quit.

Within Days

Positive physical effects after quitting smoking will begin to appear within one to two days of stopping. Temporary withdrawal is over and you will never have to go through it again.

Ongoing and persistent health issues after quitting smoking will disappear. Our overall health is beginning to improve and a general feeling of well-being begins to come to us. We develop a strong urge to exercise.

The oxygen flow in your blood returns to normal. Once you get past the first 48 hours, your anxiety should have peaked and your damaged nerves will have begun to repair themselves. Any irritation at the loss of nicotine usually peaks in this same period and your sense of smell and taste begin to improve.

After three days, you will no longer have nicotine in your body and 90 percent of the chemicals that nicotine breaks down into will have passed out of you by way of your natural functions.

The poison is leaving your body.

Life is Good.

Within Weeks

For the first two weeks, you`ll experience periodic cravings for a cigarette. This is very normal and an expected part of recovery from the addiction of smoking. This is where it is especially important not to lose focus of our goal.

Remember that our goal is to learn how to stop smoking at any time, under any conditions. The sense of empowerment over cigarettes is growing stronger every day. The fact that we have still not lit up a cigarette is proof that we are winning the fight against smoking. Our program is working.

Most former smokers experience several cravings per day during this period. Most craving episodes don’t last more than a few minutes. If you have used the Stop for Life program to quit smoking, you already possess the tools needed to effectively navigate these choppy waters.


After a Few Months

As you pass out of the first month, any negative feelings or events you`ve been experiencing due to quitting smoking should dissipate. By now, you will have learned how to effectively and easily handle negative emotions and situations .

This includes anxiety, depression, insomnia and restlessness. You long ago stopped struggling with any of these feelings or symptoms if you stopped smoking using the Stop for Life program. Graduates can revisit the techniques for refreshing and reinforcing those mechanisms at any time .

Around one to three months, your lung function should be significantly improved. If you had a cough from smoking, it should have disappeared by this point. Your risk of having a heart attack is greatly reduced.

During the three to nine month period, a lot of significant improvements are seen. Shortness of breath, sinus problems and fatigue caused by smoking are decreased.

You are no longer experiencing short bursts of energy. You have energy all the time. You feel terrific morning and night and want to start taking care of yourself again. You begin exercising and eating right. You start to take pride in yourself again.

Reeling in the Years

So now we know how it’s done. We know how to effectively stop smoking without gaining weight or reacting irritably. We have seen through the smoke at the fantastic benefits that could be and are now ours, simply because we claimed them.

Stopping Smoking is probably the single most important thing a Smoker can do in their lives.

If you have already stopped, I say “Congratulations”

If you have not already stopped, I urge you not to miss this opportunity.

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6 Replies to “Health improvements after Quitting Smoking”

  1. Hi, This is extremely valuable information, thank you so much for the research done to present this great article.

    Believe it or not, there are still teenagers that don’t listen and think it’s cool to smoke cigarettes, they seem to have a deaf hear to all of the education they’ve been given about the dangers of smoking cigarettes.

    As you pointed out, there is a period of time that’s required for your body to no longer crave cigarettes. Although, I’ve spoken to ex-smokers that say, “there are still occasions when they crave a cigarette.”

    This is a great article.

    Thank you

    1. Thank you, Cora.

      Funny you mention teen smoking. I am currently writing about that very topic so you should see it on my blog in the next few days.
      Please come back and take a peek.

      Thanks for your kind words.
      See you in a few days!


  2. Wow, I had no idea! I have always heard that it is so hard to quit smoking, but it sounds like the nicotine is out of the body in just a few days. Why do people still crave if this is so? The benefits of quitting are obvious and it is good that you have pointed them out! And it sounds like it can be accomplished in a very short period of time. it is unfortunate that cigarettes are still available, it would be nice to see an end to them! Thank you for a very helpful and informative article! Keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks for your comments… Very insightful….

      I think your question is why do people continue to crave smoking after the nicotine is gone?

      The answer is that nicotine is a very powerful drug which has warped the smoker’s thinking over the course of their smoking lives. Although the drug is gone in 48-72 hours, the poor thinking remains to be dealt with… It needs to be counter-acted and reconditioned. That is the exact emphasis of my book

      I give my students exact techniques that will work anytime, anyplace, under any conditions. That enables them to have the ability and confidence to enjoy life without the fear of cravings.

      Great question!


  3. I quit almost 5 years ago now. I was never a pack a day smoker or anything close to it, but the habit was still ugly. Fortunately, I was able to quit cold turkey and never look back. The smell absolutely disgusts me now. It’s so funny how our palettes change. I really haven’t had the urge to smoke one since that night, and I’m so grateful for that.

    Some people find it much harder to quit than this article would indicate, and I’m really not sure why that is. I’ve always been the type of person that if I make a decision and it’s official, I will stick to it. For instance if I write something down that I tell myself I’m going to do, I will almost always follow through with it.

    To me, quitting was mind over matter, and committing to a decision that I purposed in my mind and heart. I just wish others would do the same. I don’t want to say it’s not hard, but people tend to make excuses for themselves instead of facing reality.

    Great article!

    1. Hello Stu,

      Thanks for pointing out that some people do find it harder than it needs to be. That is because Smokers think that stopping smoking is worse than smoking. You and I both know that that statement is simply not true.

      The Fear of Stopping Smoking is so powerful that it very often stops Smokers from trying to quit. Once we see these fears as the Bogey Men that they are, we are well on our way to becoming Ex-Smokers.

      Glad you are enjoying the site.

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