When you quit smoking, your body begins to function differently. In the short term, your heart rate and blood pressure adjust themselves. As the years go by, your risks for cancer and heart disease get closer to those of non-smokers. This calculator can give you specific dates for when all these things happen if you were to quit right now.
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Dear Lifehacker, I've been a smoker since I was 14. I'm now 22 and I consider myself to be smoking hot (pun intended). I've heard that smoking cigarettes can age you prematurely. However, judging by the before-and-after photos I've seen, most of these people were pretty rough to begin with! Will smoking really ruin my good looks, or will I just go from a 9 to an 8.5? (I whiten my teeth professionally, so that's not a problem.)
Whether you're an employee at a large organisation or a self-employed freelancer, we all encounter difficulties during our professional careers. Some of hurdles we face make us question whether we should continue down the path we're on. So how do you decide when it's time to quit? A Google executive said there are two good reasons for throwing in the towel. Read on to find out more.
You did it. You gathered up your courage and put in your two weeks notice. You're ready to make it through your last few workdays, bid your co-workers adieu and then hit the road for greener pastures. You feel confident that you're over the hardest part of the process, when suddenly HR contacts you to inquire about a time for your exit interview.