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Can you reverse the effects of smoking?


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February 15, 2010 7:14PM

Once you stop smoking, you are working to remove toxins caused by the habit from your body. As such, it is never too late to quit smoking. In fact, if one gives up smoking today, his/her body will be free of nicotine within eight hours. Hence, in about a week, most of the side effects from smoking will disappear. With time, the body will slowly repair the damage done by the tobacco. If he/she continues to stay away from cigarettes, the risk of getting smoking related diseases actually decreases.