The 1st of March is National No Smoking Day.
As many of us know it is not easy to Quit but it is worth the effort and even if you are one of the many people who may have to try, try, again it is important to keep trying as with the right support it is possible to Quit for good.
Here is a simple timeline to the benefits of Quitting and how long it takes to notice them
After 20 minutes Pulse rate returns to normal.
After 8 hours Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by more than half and oxygen levels return to normal.
After 48 hours Carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body. Lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.
After 48 hours There is no nicotine in the body. Ability to taste and smell is improved.
After 72 hours Breathing becomes easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase.
After 2-12 weeks Your circulation improves.
After 3-9 months Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung function increases by up to 10%.
After 1 year Risk of heart disease is about half compared with a person who is still smoking.
After 10 years Risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker.
After 15 years Risk of heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.
For help in achieve these markers click the link and join the over 3500 people who have QUIT this year so far.