Benefits of stop smoking

It is never too late to quit. Immediate benefits will be seen from giving up smoking.

When you stop smoking:

After 20 minutes

Blood pressure and pulse return to normal

After 8 hours

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

After 24 hours

Carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body

After 48 hours

There is no nicotine left in the body.

After 72 hours

Breathing becomes easier

After 3-9 months

Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung function increases

After one year

Risk of heart attack is half that of a smoker

After 10 years


Risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker

Also:

  • Improved sense of taste and smell
  • More money
  • More energy
  • Clearer, less irritated eyes
  • Feeling more relaxed
  • Wake up feeling better
  • Fewer allergy and sinus problems
  • Improvement in existing problems such as asthma, diabetes and emphysema
  • Improved appearance
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