Smoking Facts – It’s Never Too Late To Stop
Stopping smoking can make a big difference to your health. It is never too late to stop smoking to greatly benefit your health. As soon as you stop smoking you can start to enjoy the benefits of being a non smoker immediately.
Sobering Facts and Figures
About 106,000 people in the UK die each year due to smoking.
About half of all smokers die from smoking-related diseases.
What’s in a cigarette
A cigarette smoke contains over 4000 chemicals, including over 50 known carcinogens (causes of cancer) and other poisons.
The following are caused or made worse by smoking?
- Lung cancer.
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD.
- Heart disease.
- Other cancers – of the mouth, nose, throat, larynx, gullet (oesophagus), pancreas, bladder, cervix, blood (leukaemia), and kidney are all more common in smokers.
- Circulation. The chemicals in tobacco can damage the lining of the blood vessels and affect the level of lipids (fats) in the bloodstream.
- Smokers are more likely than non-smokers to become impotent or have difficulty in maintaining an erection in middle life.
- Ageing. Smokers tend to develop more ‘lines’ on their face at an earlier age than non-smokers.
- Fertility is reduced in smokers (both male and female).
- Menopause. On average, women who smoke have a menopause nearly two years earlier than non-smokers.
- Other conditions where smoking often causes worse or more prolonged symptoms include: asthma, the common cold, flu, chest infections, tuberculosis, chronic rhinitis, diabetic retinopathy, hyperthyroidism, multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis, and Crohn’s disease.
- Smoking in pregnancy increases the risk of a miscarriage and complications during pregnancy.
What are the benefits of stopping smoking?
20 minutes after stopping smoking:
Your circulation starts to improve, and the extremities return to normal temperature
Your blood pressure comes back down to that of a non-smoker
Your heart rate returns to normal
8 – 10 hours after stopping smoking:
The level of oxygen carried in the blood goes back to normal
The levels of CO (Carbon Monoxide) in your blood drops by 50%
12 – 24 hours after stopping smoking:
The likelihood of coronary problems start to diminish
1 day after stopping smoking:
The level of CO in your blood drops to virtually normal levels
Waste products are expelled from the lungs through increased coughing
2 days after stopping smoking:
The blood is virtually free of nicotine
Food will taste better as the taste buds recover
Nerve fibers damaged by smoking begin to mend
3 days after stopping smoking:
Less effort is required to breathe, as the airways begin to open, and the lungs become more efficient
Energy increases as more oxygen is made available to the body
4 days after stopping smoking:
As you have more ‘get-up-and-go’, you may feel hungrier than before.
1 week after stopping smoking:
If smoking caused your sleep to be disturbed, this should return back to normal by now
Up to a year after stopping smoking:
Your lungs continue to return to normal
Your circulatory system continues to recover
Your ‘get-up-and-go’ continues to build
The likelihood of respiratory problems such as infection continue to diminish
1 year after stopping smoking:
The risk of a heart attack is around 50% of that of a smoker.
5 – 10 years … after stopping smoking:
The risk of cancer of the mouth and lungs drops to about a half of the risk of a someone who continues to smoke
10 – 15 years … after stopping smoking:
The likelihood of coronary problems and strokes drops to virtually the same as someone who has never smoked.
Ready to stop?
It is easy to book your Stop Smoking Hypnosis session just ring 0161 764 7729 or email.
Every effort will be made to book you in as soon as possible, weekend appointments are available for your convenience.