Health Benefits of Quitting
Ever wondered what happens to your body when you stop smoking? The health benefits of quitting smoking start after just 1 hour.
Here is a timeline of what happens to your body from the minute you stop smoking.
Your body transforms when you stop smoking.
- 20 minutes
Your blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal.
- 8 hours
Oxygen levels in your blood return to normal and the levels of carbon monoxide are reduced by more than half.
- 24 hours
Carbon monoxide has been eliminated from your body. Your lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.
- 48 hours
Your ability to taste and smell is improved.
- 72 hours
Breathing becomes easier. Your bronchial tubes begin to relax and your energy levels increase.
- 2 to 12 weeks
Circulation improves throughout the body, making walking and running much easier.
- 5 years
Your heart-attack risk falls to about half that of a smoker.
- 10 year
Your risk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a smoker.
- 15 years
Your risk of heart disease is nearly the same as someone who has never smoked.
It’s important for you to celebrate all the different types of benefits of quitting smoking, like better smelling clothes, more money and happier loved ones!
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