For the short term, quitting smoking can lead to positive and negative effects. But the negative effect is only temporary and promising positive effects that much larger for the medium term and long term.
Cigarettes can kill but also to bring to bring much joy to millions of smokers. Smokers are particularly vulnerable to deadly diseases like cancer and heart disease. That is why many medical circles highly recommend smokers to quit immediately suck the nicotine in cigarettes.
What happens when people stop smoking?
Nicotine is highly addictive drug can lead to reversal of symptoms (withdrawal) in people who had just quit smoking, thus causing people often fail in the effort to quit smoking.
Withdrawal symptoms usually begin several hours after quitting smoking and may last for several weeks.
Withdrawal is characterized by feelings of irritability, anxiety, depression, dizziness, fatigue, headache, increased appetite, poor concentration, sleep disturbance and weight gain.
To eliminate this phenomenon, the American Cancer Society in a report Guide to Quitting Smoking showed ex-smokers to engage in activities that can replace tobacco as a solution to eliminate hunger and stress, such as chewing gum and exercise.
When you can cope with withdrawal symptoms, then the body will be able to immediately feel the benefits of quitting smoking. The benefits that will be even greater when you do not smoke in the long term.
Quitting smoking can reduce blood pressure and heart rate within 20 minutes. When quitting smoking, you also no longer breathe some dangerous chemicals and compounds in tobacco smoke.
Carbon monoxide can damage the nervous system, but the number is in the blood returns to normal within 12 hours after quitting smoking. Other benefits that can be felt immediately are becoming fewer respiratory problems, sense of smell and taste better, whiter teeth, and breath, clothes and hair become odorless.
Not smoking for a period of 1 year can cut risk of heart disease by half. And in 10 years to reduce the risk of cancer.
Quitting smoking also reduces the risk of bladder cancer, cervix, esophagus, pancreas mouth and throat cancer. This reduction in risk was made ex-smokers live longer than smokers.
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