smoking is the single best thing you can do for your heart health. Smokers are almost twice as likely to have a heart attack compared with people who have never smoked. Stopping smoking has huge benefits and it’s never too late to give up.
Smoking damages the Endothelial lining of blood vessels, leading to a build-up of fatty material (atheroma) which narrows the artery. This can cause a heart attack. Carbon monoxide in tobacco smoke reduces the amount of oxygen availability in your blood. This damage your heart. Nicotine in cigarettes – raises your blood pressure and heart rate. If you smoke then Your blood is more likely to clot, which increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
Stop Smoking What are the Benefits of Quitting
Smoking Over Time ?
12 hours after quitting The carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
2 weeks to 3 months after quitting Your circulation improves and your lung function increases.
1 year after quitting The excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that
15 years after quitting Your risk of coronary heart disease is that of a non-smoker’s.
Reduced risk for
infertility in women of childbearing age. Women who stop smoking during pregnancy also reduce their risk of having a low birth weight baby. What are Nicotine withdrawal
Feeling irritable, angry, or anxious Having trouble thinking Craving tobacco products Feeling hungrier than usual How to resist tobacco cravings?
Nicotine replacement therapy
Identify the triggers and try to avoid them.
Relax – visualization, movie or listening to music.