Why it is never too late to Stop Smoking

If you are a smoker, you know you need to kick the habit. You may also already know that hypnosis is one of the best ways to do that—that it is fast, effective, and available. 

But you may also, like many smokers, have an array of excuses for not throwing your cigarettes away no matter that they are destroying your health and your finances. One of those excuses goes like this:

I should have quit years ago, but it’s too late now. The damage is done.”

Not true.

Yes, you have done your body some harm, but that damage can be reversed.

It is never too late to stop smoking; and as soon as you stop, your body will begin repairing the damage. That’s what bodies do. If they couldn’t, we would not have survived as a species.

Let’s say you throw your cigarettes away at the end of the day tomorrow. By the time you get out of bed the following day, almost all of the nicotine in your system will be gone. The nicotine that was damaging your body won’t be there anymore.

By the time you go to bed again, your body will already be able to store more life-giving oxygen.

By the end of the first week, your hair won’t smell like stale cigarettes anymore. You will wake up with more energy, and that chronic, nasty little headache will be gone for good.

After a month or so, your blood pressure will start going down, which reduces the prospect of having a stroke.

After another month or two, your immune system will start improving, which means fewer colds and infections. You will breathe more freely as the tightness in your chest relaxes. Your smoker’s cough will start to go away. Your energy level will be higher.

By the end of a year without smoking, your skin will look and feel different. Even better, your risk of dying from coronary heart disease will be half of what it was when you were smoking.

Ten years after you quit, your risk of lung cancer will be fifty percent lower than when you smoked, and there will be a drastic drop in the risk of mouth, throat, bladder, kidney, and pancreatic cancer.

Five years after that, your risk of heart attack or stroke will be the same as someone who has never smoked a day.

No matter how long you have been a smoker, it is never too late to quit.

You can bet your life on that.

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