What Happens After You Quit Smoking?

after you quit smoking,

What happens after you quit smoking?

Many smokers who come to my San Diego office to use Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques and Hypnotherapy to quit smoking believe that quitting will be difficult. That’s because they are focuses on quitting rather than the benefits they’ll receive.

You Get What You Focus On

What you resist persists.

When you focus on the difficulties involved in quitting you psyche yourself out. Instead of focusing on how difficult quitting will be, focus on the benefits you’ll receive after you quit smoking.

After You Quit Smoking

20 minutes after you quit smoking

Smoking dilates your blood vessels and capillaries. This generally results in an increase in blood pressure.

High blood pressure can cause damage to your arteries, heart, brain and kidneys. But the minute you quit smoking your risk is reduced substantially because your blood pressure level is reduced, often to normal levels.

During the next 10 hours after you quit smoking

10 hours after you quit smoking the level of carbon monoxide in your body is reduced by half. Carbon monoxide is one of the major pollutants your lungs receive by smoking.

While you can survive for almost a couple of months without food and four or five days without water, you can only survive a few minutes without oxygen. It is the most vital substance for your survival.

Having high levels of carbon monoxide in your body decreases your lung’s intake of blood. This can give birth to serious health problems. Not only does it produce ill health effects it also affects your cognitive skills.

One other benefit you’ll receive a mere10 hours after you quit smoking is your energy levels will increase as the level of carbon monoxide in your system is reduced.

24 hours after you quit smoking

24 hours after you quit smoking you already accomplished something tremendous.

This achievement will provide you the willpower you need to complete your journey toward better health.

You’ll be less fatigued after exercise experience faster recovery times and breathe easier.

48 to 72 hours after you quit smoking

After the first 48 to 72 hours you’ll start experiencing living without cigarettes very differently.

By now the nicotine is nearly completely eliminated from your body. The side effects such as irritability, headache and stomachache that smoking withdrawal can cause will begin to subside.

You start to feel better both physically and mentally.

2 weeks after you quit smoking

Within 2 weeks after you quit smoking your overall health will improve. All of the additives the tobacco companies put in cigarettes to make you more addicted will have been eliminated from your body.

Another benefit is your circulation will have begun to return to normal. This means your skin will start to look healthier and younger.

You will also notice that other problems like slow healing, cold feet, trouble breathing and any symptoms of peripheral vascular disease (PVT) you may have been experiencing will diminish.

1 year after you quit smoking

The World Health organization states that smoking is the leading cause of death in the world today.

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) an estimated 443,000 deaths, or nearly 1 of every 5 deaths each year here in the United States alone, are due to cardiovascular diseases. Most of these deaths can be directly linked to smoking.

When you quit smoking for only 1 year it cuts your risk of heart attack to half of what it was when you were smoking.

10 years after you quit smoking

After you’ve quit smoking for 10 years not only have you minimizing your danger of heart attack, you’ve also reduced your risk of lung cancer to by half. The CDC states that 80% of all lung cancer deaths in women and 90% of all lung cancer deaths in men can be directly related to smoking.

15 years after you quit smoking

After this much time has passed the person who once was chain smoker will lead the same healthy life as someone who had never smoked at all.

All of the brief pain and agony you suffered while quitting has been repaid with a long, healthy and smoke free life.

Remember – Focus on the Benefits of Quitting

Yes the first few days of after you quit smoking can be difficult if you focus on the negative aspects of quitting. But those difficulties will soon pass.

When you focus on the positive aspects, remembering of all the good things, the benefits of quitting you’ll receive, you will be able to leave smoking behind you and enjoy a long and healthy life, with the people you love and who love you.

Aren’t those benefits worth the little discomfort quitting might bring?

You can quit smoking.

Do it for life.


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About the Author

Wil Dieck is America’s #1 Mental Fitness Coach©. He is also the founder of Total Mind Therapy©, a system that uses Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)©.

NEC is a system that uses the best of three highly effective processes, Advanced Hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques (NLP) and meditative breathing techniques from Qigong, a Chinese Martial Art, and combines them into one powerful system that you can use to alter your thinking patterns that allow you to make quick and lasting shifts in your behavior and, as a result, quit smoking cigarettes.

Wil is a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP) hypnotherapist and Qigong Practitioner. His office is located in San Diego, CA.

He has taught hundreds of people in individual and business settings how to use Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques to stop smoking cigarettes now.

Wil is available for individual coaching sessions and group presentations for using NEC or hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming as well as using meditation techniques from Qigong to help you stop smoking now.

If you are interested in learning more about using Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques to stop smoking, then call (619) 293-3255 for your complimentary personalized assessment and action plan.

In this session we’ll discuss the goals you wish to achieve and you’ll go away with an action plan packed with information on how to achieve those goals.