i quit smoking yesterday and i would like to know how long it takes for the nicotine to leave the body to be nicotine free.
I don't know exactly and I am sure that it is different for everybody, but my friend told me that if I could get to 5 days without a cigarette that the nicotine would be out of my body and I would stop having cravings. I am glad you made the decision to quit, congratulations!!! I have been on Chantix for a couple of months and have slowed down quite a bit. I went from a pack a day to a pack a week. Well almost a week. I haven't gotten to my 5 days yet, but know I have to be more committed than I have been. The Chantix really surprised me how well it works. If you keep busy, the next thing you know you hadn't even thought of smoking. Best of luck and hang in there.
A good thing to know is that the lungs begin healing as soon as you stop smoking. This greatly reduces the chance of lung cancer occurring. A year out people have repaired lungs unless they had developed COPD or emphysema when they quit.
Excellent that you are working on this and I wish you all the success in the world. It is a wise decision and you will be surprised how many new things will open up in your life. Stay strong! Karen
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