To quit smoking cigarettes may seem like a simple goal for some people, but as many smokers know (myself included), it's easy enough to talk about quitting cigarettes, but actually doing so can be much more difficult. I've tried unsuccessfully to quit more than once, and while I know that quitting for good might be rough, it will be worth it. It may take a few hard weeks to fully kick the habit, but once it's done the health benefits are completely worth the struggle (and that's what's most important, right?).
Today's infographic gives us a look at both the short term and long term benefits of putting down cigarettes permanently. Benefits start kicking in as early as 20 minutes, with blood pressure, body temperature and pulse rates going back to normal. A few more months down the line and you're starting to breathe easier and don't get winded as often during physical activity. That's just the beginning, too: risk of deadly disease drops significantly after a few short years of non-smoking, and that's something worth considering.
For more info on some of many good reasons to quit smoking, have a look at the infographic below. [Via]