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Health Benefits of Quitting

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.

Health Benefits

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.

Other Benefits

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!

To kick start your quit smoking journey; take a look at our top 10 tips.

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