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Smoking – The Benefits Of Quitting

(POR) Tobacco smoke contains a deadly mix of more than 7,000 chemicals. Hundreds are toxic. And about 70 can cause cancer. Here are some of those chemicals…

Cancer-Causing Chemicals

  • Formaldehyde: Used to embalm dead bodies
  • Benzene: Found in gasoline
  • Polonium 210: Radioactive and very toxic
  • Vinyl chloride: Used to make pipes …

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Toxic Metals

  • Chromium: Used to make steel
  • Arsenic: Used in pesticides
  • Lead: Once used in paint
  • Cadmium: Used to make batteries

Poison Gases

  • Carbon monoxide: Found in car exhausts
  • Hydrogen cyanide: Used in chemical weapons
  • Ammonia: Used in household cleaners
  • Butane: Used in lighter fluid
  • Toluene: Found in paint thinners

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What happens when you quit smoking? There are some amazing immediate and long term benefits that drastically reduce your chances of contracting certain types of cancer…

20 Minutes After Quitting:

  • Your heart rate drops to a normal level.

12 Hours After Quitting:

  • The carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.

2 Weeks to 3 Months After Quitting:

  • Your risk of having a heart attack begins to drop.
  • Your lung function begins to improve.

1 to 9 Months After Quitting:

  • Your coughing and shortness of breath decrease.

1 Year After Quitting:

  • Your added risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker’s.

5 to 15 Years After Quitting:

  • Your risk of having a stroke is reduced to that of a nonsmoker’s.
  • Your risk of getting cancer of the mouth, throat, or esophagus is half that of a smoker’s.

10 Years After Quitting:

  • Your risk of dying from lung cancer is about half that of a smoker’s.
  • Your risk of getting bladder cancer is half that of a smoker’s.
  • Your risk of getting cervical cancer or cancer of the larynx, kidney or pancreas decreases.

15 Years After Quitting:

  • Your risk of coronary heart disease is the same as that of a nonsmoker.

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