Well Being

Healthbolt Graphics #1: What Happens to Your Body If You Stop Smoking Right Now

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Hey, Blisstree reader! Check out our new three-part series of personal essays about smoking by Bill, Blisstree commenter and former smoker.

On July 19, 2006, I published a post called What happens to Your Body if You Stop Smoking Right Now? It received 1/4 million hits within 24 hours, and a handful of comments. Since that date it has gained a life of its own, as it accumulates millions of views as well as pages and pages of responses from readers. With people either detailing their own successes/failures to put down the puff, or offering advice for those of us wanting to do the same, the comments section has turned into an impromptu support group, and forum for, discussing nicotine addiction.