Smoking distributes many toxins into your body. This results in injury to your lungs, heart and several other body structures. However, these effects are reversible, even if you have smoked for a long time. Within 20 minutes after you quit smoking, you will begin to experience the health benefits. Your health will continue to increase for as long as you go without smoking. Continue reading to discover 9 health benefits, and how long it takes to experience them, to quitting smoking.
Heart rate normalizes. Nicotine causes your heart rate to spike. Only 20 minutes after you quit smoking, your heart rate decreases and returns to a normal level. This reduces cardiovascular strain.