The Nicotine Content In The Body After Stopping Smoking?
I have stopped smoking for 1 year, does the nicotine poison in my body still exist?
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One of the ingredients in cigarettes that are feared to be harmful to health is nicotine (C10H14N2). This concern is indeed not unreasonable. According to various studies, excessive nicotine exposure can interfere with the brain, especially in reducing concentration, memory, ability to think wisely, self-control, make decisions, and other cognitive functions. Not only that, nicotine is also known to increase your risk of experiencing hypertension, diabetes, obesity, nerve and personality disorders, fertility disorders, respiratory disorders, pregnancy disorders, and so on. So, your decision to stop smoking is a very appropriate step.
By quitting smoking, according to many sources, nicotine levels in the body will immediately decrease dramatically, even in the first weeks. However, you need to know, that in addition to nicotine, there are still many harmful substances in cigarettes that need time to vary to be perfectly clean after you stop smoking, for example tar, carbon monxide, benzene, arsenic, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide, and so on. Even so, if in the past year you have managed to distance yourself completely from cigarettes (both active and passive), then the effects of these hazardous substances on your body should be minimized very significantly. Of course, this needs to be supported also by a healthy lifestyle, including by eating a balanced nutritious diet, consuming lots of vegetables and fruit, drinking water, exercising regularly, and maintaining the cleanliness of the environment around where you live.
That's all our explanation. For more details, please consult directly with your doctor at the nearest health facility with your domicile.
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