7 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Quit Smoking
Your lung health improves
A healthy and functional respiratory system means your lungs are always cleansed and protected against disease-causing organisms. Smoking compromises this protective function and weakens your lungs, making them prone to infections and pneumonia.
The earlier you quit, the faster you can restore the normal function of your lungs, helping them produce the mucus that keeps infectious organisms at bay. Within 1 to 9 months of stopping smoking, you decrease negative effects such as the smoker’s coughing, sinus congestion and fatigue associated with smoking.