If you're smoking a cigarette right now, I have good news for you: if you don't ever pick one up again, your body will go through amazing transformations within minutes of finishing your last one.
Right now, more than 16 million people suffer from a disease caused by smoking. This is a very real horror in and of itself.
We think about all the people who die from cigarettes, but for every person who dies, 30 people continue to live with smoking-related illness.
It's a good idea to quit. Here's what happens when you finally put out your last smoke:
20 minutes after your last cigarette:
Your blood pressure and pulse will lower and return to normal. The temperature in your hands and feet increase.