End of day 2 and gave in! Son of a gun... sigh.. feel like a total loser. This is tougher than I thought we’ll, going to start again in the morning and back to day 1.
Note to self; enough is enough. Everyone starts somewhere and you have to stay strong. You smoked for 21 years...... take it seriously! Don’t give up!
I need to keep reading this!!!
Knowing how quickly you will recover with quitting can help:
- within six hours – your heart rate will slow and your blood pressure will become more stable
- within one day – your bloodstream will be almost nicotine free, the level of carbon monoxide in your blood will have dropped, and oxygen will be reaching your heart and muscles more easily
- within one week – your sense of taste and smell may have improved and your lungs will be getting better at removing mucus, tar and dust
- within three months – you will be coughing and wheezing less, your immune function and circulation to your hands and feet will be improving
- within six months – your stress levels are likely to have dropped, and you are less likely to be coughing up phlegm
- after one year – your lungs will be healthier and breathing will be easier
- within two to five years – your risk of heart disease will have dropped significantly (and will continue to do so over time)
- within five years – women’s risk of cervical cancer will be the same as if they had never smoked
- after 10 years – your risk of lung cancer will be lower than if you had kept smoking
- after15 years – your risk of heart attack and stroke will be similar to that of someone who has never smoked.