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1. What are the health advantages that accompany the decision to quit smoking? There are a lot of health advantages that accompany the decision to quit smoking, even 20 minutes after you stop smoking, you start to get back to normal health again. According to Jan Chait’s article, “Stop Smoking and Benefits Come Quickly,” there is a list of what comes when you quit. Here is some health benefits that are from the list: 20 minutes: blood pressure and pulse rates drop. 8 hours: carbon dioxide levels in the blood returns to normal and oxygen levels in the blood increases to normal. 24 hours: chance of heart attack decreases. 48 hours: nerve endings start to re-grow and the ability to smell and taste is enhanced. 2 weeks to 3 months: circulation improves and lung functions increases up to 30 percent. 1 to 9 months: coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue and shortness of breath decrease; cells in lungs improve their ability to handle mucous, clean the lungs and reduce infection. 1 year: excess risk of coronary heart disease to reduced to half that of a smoker. 5 years: lung cancer death rate for average former smokers (one pack a day) decreases by half; risk of cancer of the mouth, throat and esophagus is half that of a smoker. 2.
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