Physiological Changes

Physiological changes to your body when you Stop Smoking

Within 20 minutes of your last cigarette

  • Blood pressure drops to normal
  • Pulse rate drops to normal
  • Body temperature of hands and feet return to normal


  • Carbon monoxide levels in the blood drops to normal
  • Oxygen level in blood increases to normal


  • Chance of heart attack decreases


  • Nerve endings start re-growing
  • Ability to smell and taste things is enhanced


  • Bronchial tubes relax, making breathing easier
  • Lung capacity increases

2-Weeks to 3-Months

  • Circulation improves
  • Walking becomes easier
  • Lung function increases by up to 30%

1 to 9-Months

  • Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue, shortness of breath decreases
  • Lung cilia re-grow, increasing ability to handle mucus
  • Body’s overall energy increases


  • Lung cancer death rate for average the smoker almost halved


  • Lung cancer death rate down to almost that of a non-smoker
  • Precancerous cells are replaced by normal ones
  • Other associated cancer risks decrease

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What’s the Next Step?

If you wish to have an informal discussion about how Hypnotherapy and Counselling can help you become a non-smoker, then please contact me and I will be more than happy to discuss how I can help you or to answer any questions you might have.  Alternatively, you can request an appointment or book your 30 minutes FREE Initial Consultation by clicking here.

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