Benefits of Quitting
After quitting, you can look forward to experiencing improvements to your general health. Additionally, individuals who quit smoking have been shown to experience a decrease in depression, anxiety, and stress. These changes often pave the way to a happier and healthier life for you and the individuals around you.
With time your body will become progressively healthier.
- 20 minutes of cessation: Blood pressure and heart rate will decrease.
- 2 weeks of cessation: Physical withdrawal symptoms will stop, your heart becomes stronger, and your lungs begin to heal.
- Long term cessation: By quitting, you decrease your chances for developing heart disease, cancer, and are less at risk for having a stroke.
If you are interested in further exploring the benefits of quitting, here is a resource provided by the World Health Organization that further expands on how quitting can improve health.