Benefits of Quitting Smoking
Many of smoking's adverse effects (and more) are reversed when smokers quit. What happens when you stop smoking?
Quit Smoking Beneficial Time-Chart
|After 20 minutes
||Bronchitis and emphysema improve as breathing eases and lung function deterioration decelerates. Your blood pressure and pulse return to normal. Circulation improves, especially in hands and feet.
|After 8 hours
||Your blood oxygen levels return to normal and your chance of having a heart attack falls.
|After 24 hours
||Carbon monoxide leaves your body. Your lungs start to clear out muscus and debris.
|After 48 hours
||Your body is now nicotine free. And your sense of taste and smell have improved.
|After 72 hours
||Your breathing is easier. You have more energy.
|After 2-12 weeks
||Circulation is now improved throughout your body. It's easier for you to walk and exercise now.
|After 3-9 months
||Your lung efficiency is up by 5-10 per cent. Breathing problems are fading away. No more coughing, shortness of breath and wheezing.
|After 1 year
||Risk of heart disease drops significantly.
|After 7 years
||Risk of bladder cancer drops to the same level as for non-smokers.
|After 5 years
||You now have only half the chance of getting a heart attack compared to a smoker.
|After 10 years
||The chance of you getting lung cancer is now half that of a smoker. Your chances of having a heart attack are now te same as non-smoker.
|After 10-15 years
||Risk of shortened life expectancy, as well as risk of lung cancer, larynx cancer, and mouth cancer, approaches that of non-smoker.
So, quit smoking now before smoking quits you!
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