What Happens to Your Body After You Quit Smoking?
What Happens to Your Body When You Quit Smoking?
A couple of weeks ago, I woke up one morning and decided it was time to quit smoking. I have been a smoker for nearly 15 years now, which at 32 is almost half of my life. Besides I figured it can't be that hard to quit smoking, after all, it is just cigarettes right?
The first day of not smoking went pretty good, nothing but a minuscule headache, no big deal. The next day was a tad bit harder, nothing unbearable though, just a slight cough. But the third day and the next week or so after that made me realize why I should have never smoked to begin with. That third day I coughed so bad I was gagging with every cough. Not to mention the fact that my hands felt numb, and my head was spinning. My doctor said that happens to some people when they quit smoking, it is caused by your circulation and oxygen levels getting better. I also found myself wanting to eat like every ten minutes. Which I nipped in the bud on like the fourth day, when quitting smoking, I don't want to replace one bad habit with another one.
While I was depressed and crazy for like the first whole week of giving up smoking, I did notice how much better I was breathing. I even caught myself taking almost too deep of a breath because my body was not used to it. I can still hear my chest rumbling a little because my body is still releasing the years of toxins I have been putting into it. I even sweat it out in my sleep the smell is horrible, I have changed my bed sheets nearly every other night since I gave up smoking. Smoke in general stinks to me now, all these years of smoking and I never realized how truly hideous it smelt.
I have also noticed my food taste so much better to me now. I even realized I don't like the taste of certain foods like soda and salty chips anymore. About a week after I quit I grabbed me a diet Dr. Pepper and almost gagged when I drank it.
Smoking kills millions of people a year and I am so glad I have quit smoking. I used to swear up and down that smoking was okay and that me smoking wasn't harming me as much as I wanted to admit it was. I now realize how ignorant I was for thinking that. I know that one day we all have to die, I just don't want to die from suffocation caused by years of smoking.
Health VS Tobacco
Smoking can cause
1.Bad breath, staining sometimes even lead to the loss of your teeth.
2.Body odor giving your sweat a sulfur smell yuck.
3.Morning cough with an excessive amount phlegm sexy huh, not.
4.Lack of oxygen which leads to poor circulation.
6.Smoking can even change the appearance of your house if your curtains or walls are white, smoke stains them, smoke for about a month and then look at them. If it can do that to your walls imagine what it is doing to the inside of your body.
There are no good side effects of smoking only bad; while it may suck quitting smoking, once you have you will feel so much better, you are worth it. Good luck!!!!
Things to Help You Quit
Here are a couple of things I used to help me quit smoking, I hope you find them helpful.
1. A lot of times quitting can be easier if it is done through a slow process, which includes using "stop smoking aids" such as Nicorette or other types of nicotine alternatives.
2. Exercise instead of grabbing for a cigarette, I would walk around the house or jump on my elliptical machine for a couple of minutes.
3. Drink lots of water, I thought this one was somewhat weird but it actually works, at least for me it did.
4. Spend more time doing fun things with your family and friends.
5.Start a money jar and save the money you would have spent smoking for a few months, seeing how much money you are saving by not smoking is a pretty good motivator.
There are hundreds of other different ways to help you quit, these are just a couple that worked for me.
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