World No Tobacco Day: Learn how the body recovers after quitting tobacco products


In India, about 28 million people, or about 28 million people, consume various tobacco products (both chewing and smoking). The government has been continuously urging people to quit tobacco through various mediums.

Every year 31 May is celebrated as World No Tobacco Day to prevent tobacco consumption and make people aware of its side effects. Tobacco products are being used in abundance all over the world. According to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey in the year 2017, about 28 million people in India consume about 28 million different tobacco products (both chewing and smoking). The government has been continuously urging people to quit tobacco through various mediums. In the same sequence, in 2015, the Government of India took an initiative called ‘B Healthy-B Mobile’. It was launched in partnership with the World Health Organization and the International Telecommunication Union.

Under this initiative, people are made aware about avoiding tobacco consumption by sending messages on their mobiles. People are told about the benefits of quitting tobacco. Doctors believe that soon after quitting smoking, the body starts returning to normal state. The parts affected by smoking slowly start correcting. Not only this, if you do not consume tobacco at all for 10 to 15 years after quitting, then the risk of all lung diseases due to smoking is also very low.

In this article, we will tell you how the body starts to change after quitting tobacco, as well as what can be its benefits?


of Quitting Smoking According to the World Health Organization (WHO), soon after quitting smoking, its positive effects on the body start to appear. You can get both short term and log term benefits by quitting smoking. Following are the changes in the body after quitting smoking.

    • Heart rate and blood pressure begin to return to normal within 20 minutes of quitting smoking.
    • The level of carbon monoxide gas present in the blood due to smoking starts to decrease only 12 hours after quitting smoking.
    • Within 2–12 weeks of quitting smoking, blood circulation and lung function begin to improve. Within 12 weeks, the heart and lungs begin receiving the proper amount of oxygen which is necessary for their proper functioning.
    • Cough and shortness of breath are reduced within 1-9 months of quitting smoking.
    • When you quit smoking for the whole year, the risk of getting heart disease is half as compared to smoking.
    • Quitting smoking reduces the risk of stroke after 5 years.
    • After 10 years of quitting smoking, the risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, lungs, bladder and pancreas decreases by half.
    • About 15 years after quitting smoking, the risk of cardiovascular diseases is very low.

How to Quit Smoking: In the

above points, you learned about the benefits of quitting smoking and various tobacco products. But now the question arises that how do you quit this addiction? The person who wants to quit smoking first needs to be mentally prepared. He has to decide that he will never smoke now. Some people do not easily quit this addiction. Such people require nicotine replacement therapy. In this therapy, people are given nicotine patches, inhalers, etc., which deliver a limited amount of nicotine to the body without the toxicity of tobacco. Some studies show that people can get rid of this problem by adopting measures like yoga and acupuncture.

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