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.
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.
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.