Finally Making the Decision to Quit: Stop Smoking Timeline

It can be hard to find that one solid reason to quit smoking, even though it’s almost certainly something you know you should do. Ultimately however, it’s a decision that only you can make!

There are all kinds of tips and tactics to help you quit, but it comes down to having the willpower to actually quit. Often, the best way of accomplishing this task is by identifying the main reasons you should quit smoking.

Are you worried about getting a smoking related disease?

Smoking dramatically increases your risk of cardiovascular disease and creates other lung problems. No matter how old you are or how long you’ve smoked, you can improve your health within a few months by quitting.

-Do you genuinely believe that it’s healthier not to smoke?

To really kick the habit, you have to understand that cigarettes are killing you. They contain a wide variety of known poisons, carcinogenics and other hazardous substances that are absorbed into your bloodstream, causing cancer and killing your immune system.

-Have you seen someone else in your life suffering because of an addiction to cigarettes?

Cigarettes are one of the leading causes of death worldwide. It’s an addiction that you can control, and a life that you can save. Check out the stop smoking timeline below to see the immediate benefits to your health from quitting.

-Is it time to make a serious commitment to changing your life?

Quitting smoking now drastically reduces the risk of death associated with a serious medical illness (lung cancer, heart diseases, cardiovascular issues), in as little as 3 weeks. All it takes is a week to start breaking the habit, and within a year, your risk of cardiovascular disease would be cut in half.

For more information on the benefits of quitting smoking, check out the infographic below with more details on the timeline of beneficial effects of quitting.

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