If the diagram above scared you, you should be scared. The reality is what you thought.
Cigarettes contain cadmium from batteries, butane from lighter fluid, methane from sewer gas, and arsenic from poison. They also contain ammonia from toilet cleaner, methanol from rocket fuel, hexamine from barbecue lighters, and stearic acid from candle wax. Yuck!
But perhaps you are a chronic smoker, and this diagram just isn’t cutting it. Keep reading as we have one more idea for you.
If you need any more reason to quit, consider how quickly the body recovers after you put the pack away. The American Cancer Society explains that just 20 minutes after smoking, your heart rate and blood pressure drop. It doesn’t stop there.
Two weeks later, your circulation improves and your lung function increases. One year after you stop smoking, your risk of heart disease drops in half.
There are some other immediate changes you’ll notice right away. Food will taste better, your breath, hair and clothes will smell better, and your teeth and fingernails will turn from yellow to white. It won’t be easy, but the benefits are immense. You’ll look and feel miles better.
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