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What Happens When a Smoker Quits

Right now is a great time to quit smoking. Why? In as little as 20 minutes you'll start to feel the benefits of not smoking.

Curious how long nicotine stays in your body? What types of nicotine withdrawal symptoms you'll have? Want to find out how many tobacco-free days it will take for your body to recuperate and no longer be at risk of the dangers of smoking?

20 MINUTES


  • Blood pressure drops to normal
  • Pulse rate drops to normal
  • Body temperature of hands and feet increases to normal

8 HOURS

  • Carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normal
  • Oxygen level in blood increases to normal

24 HOURS

  • Chance of heart attack decreases

48 HOURS

  • Nerve endings start regrowing
  • Ability to smell and taste is enhanced

2 WEEKS TO 3 MONTHS

  • Circulation improves
  • Walking becomes easier
  • Lung function increases up to 30 percent

1 TO 9 MONTHS

  • Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue, and shortness of breath decrease
  • Cilia regrow in lungs, increasing their ability to handle mucus, clean the lungs, and reduce infection
  • Body's overall energy increases

1 YEAR

  • Excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker

5 YEARS

  • Lung cancer death rate for an average former smoker (one pack a day) decreases by almost half
  • Stroke risk is reduced to that of a non-smoker five to 15 years after quitting
  • Risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, and esophagus is half that of a smoker's

10 YEARS

  • Lung cancer death rate is similar to that of a non-smoker
  • Precancerous cells are replaced
  • Risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney, cervix, and pancreas decreases

15 YEARS

  • Risk of coronary heart disease is that of a non-smoker
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