or: how to quit nicotine in four (easy) days.
*here’s what’s happening physiologically in your body, over the past few days and what you have to look forward to in your smoke free future:
++12 hours after your last smoke, the carbon monoxide in your body decreases to lower levels, and your blood oxygen levels increase to normal.
++48 hours without a cigarette, your nerve endings will start to re-grow, and your ability to smell and taste is enhanced
++After a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to exercise and perform physical activities without feeling winded and sick; this is because your circulation will improve, and your lung function will also improve significantly.
++After two or three weeks without smoking, your lungs may start to feel clear, and you’ll start breathing easier.
++Starting about a month after you quit, your lungs begin to repair. Inside your lungs, the cilia—the tiny, hair-like organelles that push mucus out—will start to repair themselves and function properly again. this will help to reduce your risk of infection, and with properly functioning lungs, your coughing and shortness of breath may continue to decrease dramatically.
++After a year without smoking, your risk for heart disease is lowered by 50 percent compared to when you were still smoking! GO YOU! <3
++After five to 15 years of being smoke-free, your risk of having a stroke is the same as someone who doesn’t smoke. (amazing!)
++Ten years after you quit you’ll no longer be at a higher-than-normal risk for a wide range of conditions like heart attack, coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, angina, infections of the heart, or conditions that affect your heart’s beating rhythms.
(*taken from healthline)
day four will bring a surge of energy, a feeling of being “out of the woods”, along with a slight antsy feeling. this was a good time to get out of the house–go for a hike, your senses will start to be heightened….new smells, a sense of almost “out of body” as your brain adjusts to the lack of nicotine.
helpful tips: fresh air, exercise, activity….keeping busy.
of that fresh air.
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