What Happens When You Stop Smoking?

Your body will begin to repair itself as soon as 20 minutes after you stop smoking. Here is a list of common changes that you can expect.

20 minutes after last cigarette:

Heart rate drops to normal
Body temperature returns to normal (hands/feet)
Blood pressure drops 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 to re-grow


72 hours:

Bronchial tubes relax, making breathing easier - Lung volume increases


2 weeks to 3 months:

Circulation improves
Walking becomes easier
Lung function increases up to 30%


1 to 9 months:

Lungs (cilia) begin to heal, increasing mucus, cleaning lungs and reducing infection

 

 5 years:

Lung cancer death rate for an average smoker decreases from 137 to 72 per 100,000 people
Lung cancer death rate for an average smoker drops almost as low as the rate of non smokers
Pre-cancerous cells in the lung are replaced
Risk of other cancers decreases (mouth, larynx, esophagus, bladder, kidney, and pancreas)

 

 As you can see, you can experience the benefits in as little as 20 minutes.

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