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Breaking your smoking habit is one of the best decisions you will ever make. As you read this, your body is probably already starting to heal from the damage caused by those nasty smokes. The next few days may feel weird, but don’t be discouraged. All break-ups follow with a period of adjustment – it’s completely normal. Here’s what you can expect to be happening to your body in the hours, months and years following your break-up:

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Your blood pressure drops to a level similar to what it was before your last cigarette.

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The level of carbon monoxide (a toxic gas) in your blood drops to normal. There is likely more oxygen in your system and your blood pressure is probably going down.

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Your risk of having a heart attack starts to drop.

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The airways in your lungs relax and you can get more air into your lungs and breathe easier.

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You should be coughing less and your lungs should be working even better.

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Your risk of coronary heart disease is about half that of an average smoker.

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You have the same chance of having a stroke as a non-smoker.

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Your chance of dying from lung cancer is much lower. So is your chance of getting cancer in your mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney and pancreas.

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Your risk of coronary heart disease is similar to that of a non-smoker.

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The good news is that most symptoms last just a few days and you can take action to help reduce their effects.

Here are some of the things you may feel, why you may feel them and suggestions on how to deal with them. Remember, everyone breaks up with smoking differently, so if anything alarms you, you can always speak with a Health Care Professional.

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Declining nicotine levels can create feelings of tension in your body, which may lead to headaches, nervousness or irritability. Do some relaxation exercises or listen to your favourite music. If your headache gets too bad, try taking ibuprofen, acetaminophen or acetylsalicylic acid as directed. Drink lots of water to help flush the nicotine out of your body faster.

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Another side effect of the declining nicotine levels in your body is trouble sleeping. Eliminate caffeine (coffee, tea, cola, chocolate) from your diet for a while. Also, try creating a relaxing bedtime ritual, such as reading, listening to soft music, breathing exercises or yoga.


Your intestinal movement may decrease for a brief period following a smoking break-up, which can lead to constipation. Eat more vegetables and fresh fruit. Eat a high-fibre cereal each day for breakfast. Be sure to drink plenty of water.


You may cough a bit more than usual shortly after the break-up. Your lungs are cleaning themselves out. If it gets too bad, try a mild cough syrup or cough drops to soothe your throat.


After you break-up with smoking, you are getting more oxygen. This may cause you to feel dizzy. Stop and sit down for a moment. It should pass in a few seconds.

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This can be from changes occurring in your brain, your increased ability to smell and taste food, the need to have something in your hands and mouth, or from all of these things. Before you eat, ask yourself whether you really need to eat or if you just want to be distracted. Instead of eating, drink lots of water, go for a short walk or call a friend. When you do eat, make sure it is healthy food that is low in fat and high in fibre.