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What can happen to your body when you quit smoking?

What can happen to your body when you quit smoking?

LOTS of good things: Heart rate and carbon monoxide in your blood drop. Heart attack risk begins to drop and your lungs work better. Coughing, shortness of breath and risk of lung infection all decrease. After a year your risk of having a stroke is back to normal. In 10 yrs your risk of lung cancer death is half that of a smoker's. Cancer risk of the throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney, and pancreas also decrease. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quit Smoking (Definition)

Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more


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I failed my drug test and i had quit smoking poy for 6 weeks . What happened? How long does it take to cleanse my body?

I failed my drug test and i had quit smoking poy for 6 weeks . What happened? How long does it take to cleanse my body?

A long time: Marijuana is a fat soluble drug. Depending on how much fat you have in your body, coupled with how much you used to smoke, makes a difference. It will leech out of your fat at a reasonably constant rate, even weeks after you have stopped using it. ...Read more

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Can your body give up when you quit smoking?

Can your body give up when you quit smoking?

Smoking: If you have been smoking for a long time, it may take the body 10 years to come back to baseline state after stopping. ...Read more

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Can your body spread out when you quit smoking?

Can your body spread out when you quit smoking?

Well..: This happens for somepeople. In this case, they may be trading one addictive behavior for another. The best way to prevent this from occuring is to use a formal smoking cessation program with education, support & medication options. Use of auricular acupunture to quit can also help to prevent this. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for your body to go back to normal after quit smoking?

How long is it supposed to it take for your body to go back to normal after quit smoking?

Soon: Once the swelling is gone. About a week.See your personal provider for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I am smoking from last 4 years if i quit smoking by now can my body recover the damage caused by it?

I am smoking from last 4 years if i quit smoking by now can my body recover the damage caused by it?

Probably: Four years of cigarette smoking typically isn't going to cause a lot of damage to your lungs or anyone else's. The problem is that four can quickly become 40 and then you'll really be sick. Stop smoking now while your lungs are still healthy. Get help from your doctor your friends or family if you need to. ...Read more

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I smoke 6 to 10 cigarette per day from past 4 years.What are it's effect on my body? . Now i want to quit smoking so what should I do?.

I smoke 6 to 10 cigarette per day from past 4 years.What are it's effect on my body? . Now i want to quit smoking so what should I do?.

Bad effects-stop now: Smoking dramatically increases risk of heart disease, stroke, lung disease & cancer. It is probably the worst thing you can do for your health & quitting the best! even 6-10 cigarettes/day is quite hazardous. As soon as you stop your health will start to improve. See www.Shareguide.Com/smoking.Html & http://www.Whyquit.Com/ & http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/therapiesfromrtoz/a/quit_smoking.Htm. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you quit smoking before age 30 the risk of diseases reduced almost completely? Does the body clean & repair itself after quitting?

Is it true that if you quit smoking before age 30 the risk of diseases reduced almost completely? Does the body clean & repair itself after quitting?

lung cleaning: Smoking paralizes the "mucocilliary elevator, " a slow upward flow of mucus from the lungs to help remove particles too big for white blood cells to "eat" and dispose of. Can take a week to a month per year of regular smoking to "clean house." you have to do the rough math, since tobacco usually heavier use than mj. Lungs will work better and be healthier when process is done! ...Read more

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How long once you quit smoking dose the nicatine stay in the body i'm about to quit smoking and want to remain smoke free?

How long once you quit smoking dose the nicatine stay in the body i'm about to quit smoking and want to remain smoke free?

Great question!: There are actual health benefits literally minutes after you stop smoking, however your ability of your body to recover from smoking depends on how long you smoked. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Giannone
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Tobacco Cessation (Definition)

Tobacco cessation programs provide support and medical services to those seeking to stop ...Read more