What To Expect 2 Weeks After Quitting Smoking


Smoking is a damaging habit and quitting is promoted to improve health.  Unfortunately, immediate effects of quitting are often adverse leading to recidivism.  This is common, but if you "stick it out" significantly positive changes can take place.  This article points out some of the top positive results a person can experience after not smoking for at least two weeks, some people are now using NRT methods to quit, which would also include e cigs.


• One's Lungs Will Begin To Heal

Mere hours after choosing to quit smoking, your lungs will begin to self-repair.  By not pushing in chemicals through smoking, a person will reduce the risk of suffering from serious medical conditions including lung cancer.  In two weeks, your lungs will have removed a considerable amount of toxins and tar brought in by cigarettes to readily promote healing.

• Reduction In Blood Pressure

According to the American Cancer Society, an individual who quits smoking will experience lowered blood pressure after only twenty minutes of quitting.  If this is the level after twenty minutes, can you imagine how stable one's blood pressure will be after two weeks?

• Restoration Of Oxygen Flow In The Body

The flow of oxygen in the body is a vital biological procedure that is severely disrupted when a person smokes heavily.  The process is controlled by blood circulation and with toxins infiltrating the blood it could result in conditions such as strokes or heart attacks.  

Studies have shown that people who quit smoking see an immediate relief in their breathing.  If this relief in air flow and breathing is seen after a few hours, can you imagine how clear your airways will be after two weeks?

• Increase In Lung Capacity

Research has shown that after fifteen days of quitting smoking, the small hair-like structure within the lungs - known as cilia - will wash away toxins initially introduced by cigarettes.  With this process being completed, the individual's lung capacity will increase significantly.

By increasing lung capacity, you are less likely to produce or experience the "smoker's cough" during the day or have a need to gasp for breath with doing physical activities.

• Carbon Monoxide Exits The Body

The presence of carbon monoxide in the body can be highly dangerous as this toxin will act as a substitute for oxygen.  This is why smokers will often appear as continually lethargic, depleted of energy, or fatigued.  After quitting smoking, the chemical will be removed from the body and replaced by oxygen; thereby, increasing feelings of vitality and health.

• Improving Body Odour

One of the most unfortunate smoking effects involves body odour.  All smokers, particularly heavy smokers, suffer from body odour.  Furthermore, they do not realise or are not aware of the stink.  

The foul odour is typically due to the burning of the chemical compounds by cigarettes when smoking.  The burning is "soaked in" by the individual's skin, clothing, and breath, leaving the individual retaining an unpleasant smell.  When a person chooses to quit smoking, the body will detoxify and the smell will leave.

• Sense Of Taste And Smell Improves

As a smoker, you will experience a poor sense of smell and taste.  This is caused by the nicotine of the cigarette left on the tongue, teeth and lips hindering the senses.  After two weeks of quitting smoking, the nicotine will be removed and the senses will improve.

• Health Of Skin Improves

Smoking prevents nutrients from the blood reaching a person's skin; therefore, leaving the skin appearing dry, wrinkled, and unattractive.  After completing a quitting regime, the skin will begin to show vitality and regain its natural glow.

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