ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Quit smoking time

Updated on April 16, 2012

Quit Smoking

When you decide to quit smoking, your body will instantly begin to heal itself as you get into your quit. Amazingly your body will start the healing process in the first couple of hours of a quit and will continue to heal over a number of years. Once you decide to quit smoking it is difficult to quantify the healing that occurs in your body, by understandint the quit smoking timeline you will be able to work out exactly where your body is in the healing process and also use it as a motivational tool to move into the next healing phase of the quit timeline.

Here are some of the benefits of quitting smoking:

After Two Hours

Your blood pressure and heart rate will decrease back to normal levels. Your circulation improves significantly as a result.

After Eight Hours

The Carbon monoxide levels in your blood will begin to decrease and your oxygen levels will increase.

After Twenty-Four Hours

Risk of heart attacks decrease considerably

After 48 Hours

Your withdrawal symptoms hit their peak with cravings lasting for a maximum of 90 seconds and your nervous system begins to repair itself.

After 2-3 Weeks

Your circluation will improve significantly, your lung function improves, you should appear less breathless when doing strenuous exercise.

At 1-9 Months

Your lung regenerates, the cilia cells start to develop and function normally again, you will notice a significant improvement in yorur breathing and sinuses. You should also feel less tired and more alert.

At The 1 Year Mark

Your risk of heart attack is half of that of a smoker.

Long Term

After 5 years you have the same risk of stroke as a non smoker, after 10 years your risk of Cancer is improved after 15 years your risk of heart disease and heart attack is the same as a non smoker.


As you can see, a long term goal is ideal and will greatly reduce your cancer risk to closely resemble a non smoker.

Quit Smoking Timeline

Are you looking to quit smoking?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • clintonb profile image

      clintonb 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, Australia

      Good Hub!

    • Brandym2012 profile image

      Brandym2012 

      6 years ago from PA

      Great hub! Very well laid out and thank you for all the information that follows the time frame. If only I had the will power to tell myself it's time to stop and stick with it.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)