Health & Fitness This is what happens to your body just eight hours after quitting smoking

14:55  13 january  2018
14:55  13 january  2018 Source:   MSN

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Nicotine creates a chemical dependency so your body develops a need for a certain level at all times. Withdrawal symptoms are unpleasant and 20 minutes – your pulse rate returns to resting from your last smoke . 8 hours – Nicotine and Carbon Monoxide levels in the blood reduce by more than half.

This Is What Happens To Your Body 20 Minutes After You Quit Smoking . Within just days, people may experience a variety of bodily sensations, from lower blood pressure to an increased sense of smell. Eight Hours After Quitting Smoking .

  This is what happens to your body just eight hours after quitting smoking © Provided by Independent Print Limited Maybe your New Year's Resolution was to quit and you haven't kept to it as you should.

Let's give you some motivation.

The average smoker, according to the NHS, has 13 cigarettes a day. That's a £141 a month habit - £1,696 a year.

If you give up smoking you'll enjoy the taste of food more, your fitness will improve, your skin and teeth will improve, your fertility levels will rise and, as we have covered, you'll be richer.

You'll also minimise your risk of cancer and you'll stop exposing your friends to second-hand smoke.

Those are the benefits - here's the hard part.

You'll go into withdrawal and it's going to be tough.

Two photos that show just how much a body can change in a few hours

  Two photos that show just how much a body can change in a few hours Do you ever get that feeling after a meal that you have swollen like a balloon and gained a couple of pounds? This phenomena is something that we can all experience from time to time but we rarely capture the result - why would you? Step in fitness blogger and student Lauren Tickner who has expertly captured what the bloating sensation can look like and how quickly it can take affect. This phenomena is something that we can all experience from time to time but we rarely capture the result - why would you?

Nicotine creates a chemical dependency so your body develops a need for a certain level at all times. Withdrawal symptoms are unpleasant and 20 minutes – your pulse rate returns to resting from your last smoke . 8 hours – Nicotine and Carbon Monoxide levels in the blood reduce by more than half.

To start quitting you can sign up to the NHS' app here or look at local and GP services here. More: This is what happens to your body when you stop smoking . 64. Vegan accuses police of 'offensive tweet' after cooked breakfast photo. Friday 5 January 2018 11:45. 15,361.

Nicotine creates a chemical dependency so your body develops a need for a certain level at all times.

Withdrawal symptoms are unpleasant and stressful, and you can expect to eat more to compensate. Commonly ex-smokers gain between 3-4kg long term.

However, it's part of the process of getting yourself off the nicotine, which comes with benefits.

Here's a run by of the hour-by-day-by-month-by-year symptoms, according to the NHS:

  • 20 minutes - your pulse rate returns to resting from your last smoke.
  • 8 hours - Nicotine and Carbon Monoxide levels in the blood reduce by more than half. Oxygen levels return to normal. You'll feel cravings and withdrawal begins to really kick in.
  • 24 hours - your anxiety and stress levels peak due to withdrawal.
  • 48 hours - Carbon Monoxide leaves the body and lungs start to clear out mucus and debris. Nicotine is gone and your taste and smell senses improve.
  • 72 hours - breathing becomes easier. Energy levels increase.
  • 2-12 weeks - your circulation gets better. You'll be over the worst of the withdrawal but you may experience a cough as your lungs clear up.
  • 3-9 months - you cough and wheeze less. Lung function increases by up to 10 per cent.
  • 1 year - risk of half disease halves compared to a smoker.
  • 10 years - rick of lung cancer halves compared to a smoker.
  • 15 years - risk of heart attack falls to the same level as a non-smoker.

It's a long road, but it's a great destination. To start quitting you can sign up to the NHS' app here or look at local and GP services here.

Two photos that show just how much a body can change in a few hours

  Two photos that show just how much a body can change in a few hours Do you ever get that feeling after a meal that you have swollen like a balloon and gained a couple of pounds? This phenomena is something that we can all experience from time to time but we rarely capture the result - why would you? Step in fitness blogger and student Lauren Tickner who has expertly captured what the bloating sensation can look like and how quickly it can take affect. This phenomena is something that we can all experience from time to time but we rarely capture the result - why would you?

One of the scariest aspects of quitting smoking can be the unknown of what will happen and this often puts The human body is an amazing thing. Just 20 minutes after that last cigarette, it begins to recover. Eight hours – this is the testing time when most smokers reach for another cigarette.

People who smoke just can’t seem to kick the habit – and it’s not their fault. 48 Hours . If you are a smoker you are probably less susceptible to the sense of smell and taste. The signs that give you away that you are a smoker will be gone after you quit smoking for 1 to 5 years.

Related: Teens Who Use E-Cigarettes More Likely to Become Heavy Smokers (provided by Buzz60)

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