Quitting Timeline

Observe how easily you can detect the benefits of Quitting soon after stopping.

20 minutes

Blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal.

24 hours

Carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body. Lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.

72 minutes

Breathing becomes easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase.

3-9 months

Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung function increases by up to 10%.

10 years

Risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker. Risk of heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.

8 hours

Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by half, oxygen levels return to normal.

48 hours

There is no nicotine in the body. Ability to taste and smell is greatly improved.

2-12 weeks

Your circulation improves.

5 years

Risk of heart attacks falls to about half compared to a person who is still smoking.

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