SPACE COAST TV VIDEO SPECIAL: What Happens When You Stop Smoking?

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It's never too late to quit

ABOVE VIDEO: The evidence is overwhelming: smoking can kill you. The advice is adamant: QUIT! ASAPScience takes a look at what happens physiologically and when you can expect the benefits from finally tossing those smokes.

ASAPSCIENCE is the creative brainchild of two Canadians, Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown, who, after graduating from the University of Guelph with biology degrees, recognized the power of YouTube to inform and entertain.

Their very popular YouTube channel produces three-minute lessons that bring logic, reason, and scientific evidence to some of the most common of questions, the ones that everybody’s asking and no one’s actually answering, such as The Scientific Power of Naps,  What Causes a Hangover?, The Scientific Hangover Cure, The Science Of Aging, Can Stress Kill You? and The Science Of Hair Loss, just to name a few.

Once you quit smoking for 48 hours, your nerve endings will start to regrow, and your ability to smell and taste will improve.

Tobacco smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, with cigarette smoking alone killing more than 480,000 Americans each year, and for every person who dies because of smoking, at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related illness.

Of course, the best strategy to protect yourself from the harmful effects of smoking is to never smoke, and if you do smoke tobacco products, to quit. In the video above, ASAPScience breaks down the changes that occur in your body within minutes, hours, days, and even years after you kick the habit.

It’s never too late to quit smoking, and the health benefits of quitting today may surprise you. In fact, according to science per Moffit and Brown, in as few as 20 minutes, you’ll start to feel the benefits.


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