So here's some food for thought if you are about to take the plunge.........
* Just 20 minutes after your last cigarette, your blood pressure and
pulse rate drop to normal and the body temperature of your hands and
feet increases to normal.
* A mere 8 hours after your last smoke, the carbon monoxide level
decreases and the oxygen level in your blood increases to normal.
* Just 24 hours after your last cigarette, you substantially lessen your chances of having a heart attack.
* Two days after your last cigarette, you will notice that your ability to taste and smell is enhanced.
* Three days later, your breathing should be noticeably better because your lung capacity will be greater.
* Your circulation will improve and your lung functioning will increase up to 30% within two weeks to three months after quitting.
* Between one month and nine months, the cilia in your lungs will regenerate, allowing your body to clean your lungs and reduce infection.
* One year after quitting, your risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker.
* Five years after quitting, your risk of a stroke is reduced to that of a non-smoker.
* Ten years after quitting, the lung cancer death rate is about half that of a continuing smoker. The risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, oesophagus, bladder, kidney and pancreas decreases.
* Fifteen years after quitting, your risk of coronary heart disease
is that of non-smokers.
NO SMOKING DAY 2013 - Anne Penman say STUB IF OUT!