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Old 01-30-2011, 06:52 AM   #1
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Quit smoking and one will soon notice the changes in the physical well being.

After quitting the body gets rid of all the poisonous carbon monoxide gas found in cigarette smoke in a day. Due to this the oxygen levels in the blood increase and it improves the appearance of one’s complexion. Smoking also leads to constriction of blood vessels. Blood flow becomes better after quitting smoking. Better circulation makes fingers and toes feel warmer. Sleep improves after the initial withdrawal symptoms. Sense of taste and smell begin to improve.

After about 20 minutes, blood pressure and pulse become normal and blood circulation increases. After about 8 hours the carbon monoxide levels in the blood falls. Carbon monoxide disappears completely after 48 hours. In about 2-3 days the phlegm in the throat becomes less and breathing difficulties also come down. The sense of smell and taste become better, breath becomes fresher, teeth become cleaner and energy levels increase within 5-7 days. After about 2-3 weeks withdrawal symptoms stop and the risk of blood clots reduce. Within 4 weeks coughing, blocked sinuses and breathing difficulties disappear. There is less fatigue and more energy. The lungs resist infection better. In 2-3 months lung function improve by 5 percent. In a year the chances of developing cardiovascular diseases is halved. In about 5 years, the risk of throat, esophageal and bladder cancer becomes half. The risk of lung cancer is also halved in about 10 years. Risk of developing osteoporosis also decreases.

The other benefits of quitting smoking are lesser stress, more time, a sense of achievement, gain of control and a new side to one’s personality.


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You forgot one ----- a whole lot more $$$ in your pocket!

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Thanks for sharing,but it is not easy for a heavy smoker to quit all of sudden.
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I have after 30+ years, Chantix, was the magic pill! its been almost a year now.
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Congrats Jack!
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Go cold turkey or go home!

I quit smoking and joined the gym all in the same week. I gained 10lbs after I quit, but I'm a lean and mean 185 instead of a pudgy 205 now.

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He was selling snake oil --magic pills and potions---step fight up,young man --see the miracles in this bottle---cures lumbago --makes you taller--even women will benefit--
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I went form a 27 year, 2 pkg/day habit to dipping from 6 months (I had dipped on and off in the past) to one day deciding that I could probably wait til 10:00 am before I had a dipped, then put it off til noon, then til 3:00 pm, then til 5:00 pm. Driving home I realized that I had quit. It's been 2 years since I smoked and a year and half since I dipped.

Gained 30 lbs. Ugh.
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Nice!

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The only reason "quit smoking aids" exist is so that the person has something to blame other than themselves when they fail to quit.
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I quit with chantix aswell... 13 months for me... I gained 30lbs though...
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I quit with chantix aswell... 13 months for me... I gained 30lbs though...
Congrats on the achievement, smoking is the big battle, the weight is the trophy, don't give in, lose the weight.

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Congrats on the achievement, smoking is the big battle, the weight is the trophy, don't give in, lose the weight.

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That's easy enough to say when you have nothing to smoke and all sorts of food to eat
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Nice!

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The only reason "quit smoking aids" exist is so that the person has something to blame other than themselves when they fail to quit.
Really, now thats quite the claim, so what are you going to blame when you fail, you lean, mean, hulk of masculinity.
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Really, now thats quite the claim, so what are you going to blame when you fail, you lean, mean, hulk of masculinity.
Myself of course - the way it should be. I quit smoking around 6 years ago. Never looked back. I fully intend to start again when I'm 85 though. Along with some heavy sippin' of scotch on the front porch.

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