Your children will be grateful for all the newfound energy that you can devote to them, and also for the fact that you’ll live to be with them for a much longer time. With more and more smokers quitting each and every day, people are increasing their health as well as their life expectancy. Smokers that stop before reaching age fifty amazingly cut in half the risk of dying in the next 15 to 20 years. Some benefits of quitting are gradual, although you will see some results even that same day.
For instance, merely twenty minutes after you take that last puff you will already notice the benefits of quitting by your decreased blood pressure and heart rate. High blood pressure and heart disease are only a few of the terrible effects of smoking which we will discuss in depth in the next chapter.
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