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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.