For many people who decide to quit smoking, the effects can take awhile to wear off. While many after effects from smoking can be mental, the body also needs to time to adjust to life without smoking.
A reader writes:
Love your tips! I am wondering - how long does it take for the body to
fully rid chemicals in the body?
Here is Craig Nabat's response to the body purging smoking chemicals.
Thanks for your words of appreciation; I really want to do what I can to help people quit smoking. Someone helped me quit and it is my way of giving back.
To answer your question, it takes 72 hours to deplete the body of nicotine. It will take another 7 days to rid the body of the 4,000 toxic chemicals that are in each cigarette.
Within 2-3 weeks
-circulation and stamina improve. Lung capacity increases up to 30%.
1 month to 9 months
-coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue and shortness of breath decrease. Cilia regrow in the lungs increasing the ability to handle mucus and infections. The body’s overall energy increases.
-Risk of heart disease decreases 90%.
-Heart will have returned to nearly normal condition.
10 to 15 years
-Risk of lung, tongue and throat cancer will be roughly the same as if you had never smoked.
The sooner you quit smoking the better chance you have at extending your life; the body does have an amazing way of healing itself.
We hope this helps!
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