Do You Know?

When you stop smoking, the following health benefits will happen:

20 Minutes Your blood pressure, heart rate & pulse rate returns to normalThe body temperature of hands & feet returns to normal
8 Hours Your carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normalYour chance of heart attack decreases

Your oxygen level in blood returns to normal

24 Hours Your carbon monoxide is cleared from your body
48 Hours Your nerve endings start growing againYour sense of smell and taste begin to improve
2 Weeks – 3 Months Your circulation improvesWalking becomes easier

Your lung function can increase by up to 30%

1-9 Months Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue, and shortness of breath problems improvesCilia grow again in your lungs and the ability to handle mucus increases

Lungs are getting cleaner and the chance of getting infection decreases

Your body’s overall energy increases

1 Year Risk of coronary heart disease is 50% of a smoker
5 Years Death rate of lung cancer for an average former smoker decreases almost 50% (Assume smoke 1 pack per day)
10 Years Death rate of lung cancer ~ a non-smoker
Risk of all cigarette-related cancers continues to decrease
15 Years Risk of coronary heart disease = a non-smoker

The sooner you quit, the lesser the chance of getting cancer & other smoking-related diseases!