Health Tip: Stop Smoking

Some of the benefits will come quickly

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(HealthDayNews) -- You've been smoking for years, failed to quit a couple of times, and now figure why bother.

It's never too late to reap the benefits of a smoke-free life, according to the Australian government's Multicultural Health Communication Service. Quit now and you'll feel some of the benefits rather quickly:

  • After 24 hours, most of the carbon monoxide from smoking has left your body. Your lungs work better and you can do more before running short of breath.
  • After two days, your senses of taste and smell should sharpen. Your breath, hair, fingers and teeth will be cleaner.
  • Within a month of quitting, your blood pressure should return to its normal level.
  • After about three months, your lungs may have regained the capacity to clean themselves properly.

So don't give up. Quit today.


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