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Fact: Health Effects of Smoking

 

Most of you already know the horrible health effects related to smoking but did you know that nearly 85% of all cases of lung cancer in the U.S. are caused by smoking and that all smokers have an increased chance of developing other deadly cancers such as leukemia, stomach, bladder, and kidney cancers.

Apart from Cancer did you know that smoking  can also lead to severe heart problems,  arthiritis and causes a general greater risk of developing injuries by slowing down the bodys natural healing time.

On the upside it’s never too late to quit smoking. If you were to quit smoking right now, here’s what you would gain…

Amount of time after you quit:

8 hours: Oxygen levels in body would return to normal.
48 hours: All nicotine has left your body.
2 weeks: Circulation will increase, energy will return to normal.
1 year: Risk of heart attack will drop by half.
5 years: Risk of stroke will return to that of non-smokers.
10 years: Risk of lung cancer will return to that of non-smokers.
15 years: Risk of heart attack will return to that of non-smokers.

Along with better health you will save money and lead a generally more fulfilling life! Quit Today Its Good For You!

So if you’re a smoker then consider seeking help at substance abuse treatment centers. They can really help if your efforts to quit smoking using aids have not had the positive results you wanted.

14 Comments

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 3rd December 2007

    Wow, I don’t care im still going to smoke, problem is I can’t stop :(

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 6th December 2007

    if you cant stop just slowly start smoking less like stop smoking 1 cigarette less every week.

    ps the email i gave doesnt work cause i forgot the password for it

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 1st January 2008

    Really nice post – thanx for sharing

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 8th January 2008

    very interesting.
    i’m adding in RSS Reader

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 28th January 2008

    Hi
    You have wonderful post about smoking, i hope this post definitely will help smokers to quite from smoking.

    Thanks for social response posts

    Arif

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 15th March 2008

    Hi! This webbsite is very good! I am definately showing my father the ‘what you will gain in what time’ part

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 24th March 2008

    I have been smoking for 10 years, not good, I know. I turned 25 and decided enough is enough. I have quit for about 2 months now. It is extremely difficult but, I already feel better. I feel the thing that is helping me the most is not drinking as much and when I do go out for drinks, if other people have to go outside for a ciggarette, go with them. If you’re a social smoker, dont cut out be social. I find you’ll miss smoking less. Good luck everyone!!! IT’S WORTH IT!

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 3rd April 2008

    ii Think That It Is A Good Post For All Of The Non Smoking Stuff ii Stopped About A Year Ago ii Think Its Easy

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 17th May 2008

    Love ur body and health which keeps away from all bad habits … Not only smoking..

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 17th May 2008

    Majority knows the bad effects of smoking still cant stop it why ? Find answer for that ?

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 29th October 2008

    prasanth
    I smoke for my sadness

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 9th January 2009

    Once again I quit. With the peer pressure and seeing Patrick Swayze with cancer, reminds me of the Marlboro Man dying from smoking at a young age. I want to live to see my Grand Children and help them out and make sure they do not smoke like prior generations.

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 27th May 2009

    Are quit smoking aids really effective? Has anyone here tried any of those stuff and became successful in cutting smoking out of their lives?

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 31st October 2010

    As we all know that smoking is not only harming us it is even spioling our youth so its my advice that people should leave smoking to save their precious lives gifted to them by god and also to save this beautiful planet earth.

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