What If You Stopped Smoking Right Now?

What If You Stopped Smoking Right Now? Click to Tweet clicktotweet.com This is my entry in the Canadian Cancer Society Lets Talk Tobacco video contest. ( convio.cancer.ca ) — So how WOULD your body react if you stopped smoking right now? Well… * In 20 minutes your blood pressure will drop back down to normal. * In 8 hours the carbon monoxide (a toxic gas) levels in your blood stream will drop by half, and oxygen levels will return to normal. * In 48 hours your chance of having a heart attack will have decreased. All nicotine will have left your body. Your sense of taste and smell will return to a normal level. * In 72 hours your bronchial tubes will relax, and your energy levels will increase. * In 2 weeks your circulation will increase, and it will continue to improve for the next 10 weeks. * In 3 to 9 months coughing, wheezing, and breathing problems will dissipate as your lung capacity improves by 10%. * In 1 year your risk of having a heart attack will have dropped by half. * In 5 years your risk of having a stroke returns to that of a non-smoker. * In 10 years your risk of lung cancer will have returned to that of a non-smoker. * In 15 years your risk of heart attack will have returned to that of a non-smoker. ( Information from this article: "What Happens to Your Body If You Stop Smoking Right Now?" blisstree.com ) — YouTube www.YouTube.com www.YouTube.com Facebook www.Facebook.com Twitter www.Twitter.com Tumblr CreelmanKid.Tumblr.com Google+ http www <b>…<b>