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How health improves after you stop drinking and smoking

Despite all that we know about the dangers of smoking around 9 million Brits smoke. Millions more drink regularly too. If you’re interested in knocking either habit on the head, even for a short while, what health benefits can you expect?

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If you’re thinking of going “dry” for a month or so, there are short term benefits to quitting drink that are well worthwhile. Thankfully for those who find it hard to quit, stopping drink and cigarettes has immediate health benefits. Within 72 hours your blood pressure will fall to normal levels.

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The level of carbon monoxide in your blood stream drops by half and oxygen levels return to normal too within that same time frame.

10 reasons to stop smoking

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The level of carbon monoxide in your blood stream drops by half and oxygen levels return to normal too within that same time frame.

10 reasons to stop smoking

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Your chances of getting a heart attack drop dramatically. You’ll find that your sense of taste returns too. At the same time, your energy levels will increase as most of the nicotine will have released from the body by that time.

10 reasons to stop smoking

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If you can keep it up for 2 weeks, you’ll notice that your circulation increases. It will continue to improve the longer you’re away from alcohol and nicotine.

10 reasons to stop smoking

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Within four weeks your skin will improve and appear more radiant. Around the 3 month mark you’ll find that wheezing and coughing issues disappear, and your lung capacity creases by 10 percent. Your risk of heart attack drops by half too. All these things are reason enough to stay off the fags and drink but there are long term benefits too.

10 reasons to stop smoking

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Within four weeks your skin will improve and appear more radiant. Around the 3 month mark you’ll find that wheezing and coughing issues disappear, and your lung capacity creases by 10 percent. Your risk of heart attack drops by half too. All these things are reason enough to stay off the fags and drink but there are long term benefits too.

10 reasons to stop smoking

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Your risk of having a stroke returns to the level of a non-smoking when you’ve been off the fags for 5 years. Your risk of developing lung cancer returns to that of a non-smoker after 10 years away from smoking.

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Your risk of having a heart attack matches that of a non-smoker when you’ve been off the cigarettes for 15 years. The best news of all is that it’s possible to return to the level of health you enjoyed before you took up drinking and smoking.

10 reasons to stop smoking

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Your risk of having a heart attack matches that of a non-smoker when you’ve been off the cigarettes for 15 years. The best news of all is that it’s possible to return to the level of health you enjoyed before you took up drinking and smoking.

10 reasons to stop smoking

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