National Stop Smoking Day!
Did you know that today is National Stop Smoking Day? 
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Why not make this the first day of making a change to your health and overall happiness. You’ll probably be surprised to know that some factors of your health will start to improve within the first 8 hours of stopping. 
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It does not matter how long you have smoked for or how many cigarettes you smoke, you can start to improve your health from today.
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Have you ever wondered what happens to your body once you stop?
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Within the first 8 hours - Your blood pressure will start getting back to normal levels. Bacteria and all irritants will start to be removed from your lungs. The excess carbon monoxide is getting removed from your body, this will allow oxygen to get through to your organs and brain more easily. [2]
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After 24 hours -  you have cut the risk of having a heart attack in half. [1]
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48 hours - your senses are beginning to get back on track
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72 hours - You will start breathing easier, the air in your lungs is able to move more freely. Lung capacity improves. [2]
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2 weeks - Your circulation and oxygenation is back to normal. 
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1 month - You should be able to notice improved energy levels and decreased shortness of breath. [2]
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6 months - Your airways are much less inflamed at this point and you have a couple of hundred pounds more in your pockets!! 
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1 year - You will see huge health improvements across different parts of your body.[2]
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10 years - Your risk of dying from cancer has fallen by half. [1]
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15 years - Your body is back to normal!!! [2]
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We really hope that seeing the benefits of stopping smoking makes you want to make the switch today! Head into your local store to get help from our knowledgeable staff members. You do not need to do this alone!

[1] https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/why-quit/what-happens-when-you-quit


[2] https://www.healthline.com/health/what-happens-when-you-quit-smoking