Every year on January 1, most of America commits to a resolution of some kind. On average, there are 7 out of 10 smokers that are ready to quit and want to start the year smoke free. The best way to get going? Start now.
Recently, I had the opportunity to be interviewed for a New Year’s Eve special airing on iHeart Radio on resolutions and quitting “bad” habits. You can access the interview below …
The audio snippets below from a recent interview I did on iHeart Radio are sure to get you motivated to quit now.
Death and disease from smoking is 100% preventable the moment you throw the cigarettes away. Check out these amazing facts about how your body begins to heal itself the moment you stop harming it:
- Within 20 minutes of stopping smoking, your blood pressure drops to normal.
- Pulse rate averages.
- Body temperature of hands and feet increases.
- Carbon monoxide in your blood levels to normal.
- Oxygen levels in your blood increases.
- Your chances of a heart attack decreases.
- Smell the food in the oven. Taste your meals.
2 weeks to 3 months
- Walk easier and breathe better because your lung function is up 30%.
- Circulation throughout your body increases, making your skin less dry and flaky.
- Nicotine stains fade significantly.
Months 1 to 9
- Coughing goes away.
- Fatigue and shortness of breath decrease.
- Your lungs grow back their cilia, minute hairs that clean your lungs, fight mucus and infection.
- You should feel your energy increasing, allowing more play with your kids and an easier day at work.
- Your risk of coronary disease is half that of a smoker’s risk.
- Risk of lung cancer decreases to nearly half, as well as cancer of the mouth, throat, and esophagus.
- Your chance of having a stroke returns to the health of someone that has never smoked.
- Precancerous cells are replaced with healthy, normal cells
- Your risk of cancers (throat, mouth, bladder, kidney and pancreas) decreases.