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Friday, March 7, 2014
Smoking and Tobacco
Effects of quitting smoking
I`ve seen quick lists of what happens as you quit smoking. (i.e. 20 minutes blood pressure lowers, 48 hrs nicoteen out of system, etc.) I`m always in a rush when I see them.
How can I get a list of these. I recently have quit and want to know how my body is bettering itself as I deal with not smoking (self - reward)
The best place to look is the American Cancer Society's website: www.cancer.org
Search for "tobacco", then see the article: "Questions About Smoking, Tobacco, and Health"
Specific sections of the above article answer your questions, and would be good to print out so you can see not only the long-term benefits of quitting, but also the immediate benefits of quitting:
- Can quitting really help a lifelong smoker?
- Visible and Immediate Rewards of Quitting
It is crucial to remaining abstinent from tobacco that you reward yourself for positive behavior changes.
Good for you, and never give up!
Kathy Vesha, RN, BSN, MA
The Ohio State University