What happens when you quit smoking?
A Bright Solution to an Old Problem
Modern technology has been kind enough to provide us with quit smoking laser therapy, which has an 85% success rate in Europe, Canada and the US. Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) treatments are drug-free, painless, and non-invasive. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified cold lasers as a “non- significant risk device.” However quit smoking laser therapy in the US is regulated as investigational use only technology and therefore must be administered by a clinician who is participating in a clinical trial study under supervision of an investigation review board (IRB). Many IRB registered smoking cessation centers are springing up all over the US.
The cold laser or stop smoking laser produces a beam of light at a high wavelength utilizing low energy. The laser is applied to specific body points to block addiction receptors, stimulate the release of endorphins including dopamine and serotonin into the body. Endorphins are the body’s natural opiates and mood enhancers. By blocking addiction receptors in the brain, the endorphin release allows clients to cease nicotine intake without the withdrawal symptoms. The procedure is quick, easy, painless, and takes about 30 minutes to complete.
So, What Happens When You Quit Smoking?
Information about health benefits of quitting from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- Within 20 minutes after you smoke that last cigarette, your body begins a series of changes that continue for years
- 20 minutes after quitting, your heart rate drops.
- 12 hours after quitting, carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
- After 24 Hours: Your lungs begin to clear out accumulated mucus and tar. Your pulse rate and blood pressure begin to lower.
- After 48 Hours: Your sense of smell and taste begin to improve as nicotine is eliminated from your body.
- After 72 Hours: Your bronchial tubes begin to relax, making breathing easier. Lung capacity increases.
- After 2-12 Weeks: Circulation improves, making walking and physical activity easier. Stamina improves
- After 2 weeks to 3 months your heart attack risk begins to drop and your lung function begins to improve.
- 1 to 9 months after quitting, your coughing and sinus congestion decreases. Lung function improves. Shortness of breath decreases. Energy level increases.
- 1 year after quitting, your added risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker’s.
- 5 years after quitting, your stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker’s.
- 10 years after quitting, your lung cancer death rate is about half that of a smoker’s. Your risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney, and pancreas decreases.
- 15 years after quitting, your risk of coronary heart disease and lung cancer is back to that of someone who has never smoked.