Quitting dip is tough. Withdrawal symptoms, cravings, and the comfort of having that daily ritual taken away can be tough. But, what happens after you quit dipping? How long does it take for your body to go back to being healthy? Will cravings come back? Here, we’ll answer those questions and more.
- 48 hours after you quit, you already start to lower your risk for heart-attack.
- Three days after, the nicotine is gone. And the withdrawal hits its hardest.
- One to three months after you quit, the withdrawal symptoms will be gone. For some, this will happen a lot sooner. For others, especially heavy dippers, it might take a little longer. Don’t worry, after the first month the withdrawal symptoms lessen in severity considerably.
- One year after you quit, your risk of heart disease is halved.
- Five years after you quit, your risk of stroke is the same as someone who doesn’t smoke.
- Fifteen years after quitting, your risk of coronary heart disease is back to that of a nonsmoker’s.
It’s a long haul, but the health benefits of quitting dip are worth it. Keep at it and good luck with your quitting efforts.