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What happens after you quit smoking...
Within 20 Minutes...
- Blood pressures drops
- Pulse rate drops to normal
- Body temperature of hand and feet increases to normal
Within 8 hours...
- Carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normal
- Oxygen level in blood increases to normal
Within 24 hours...
- Chance of heart attack decreases
Within 48 hours...
- Nerve endings start regrowing
- Ability to smell and taste is enhanced
Within 2 weeks to 3 months...
- Circulation improves
- Walking becomes easier
- Lung function increases up to 30%
Within 1 to 9 months...
- Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue, and shortness of breath decrease
- Cilia regrow in the lungs, increasing the ability to handle mucus, clean lungs and reduce infection
- Body's overall energy increases
Within 1 year...
- Excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker
Within 5 years...
- Stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker 5-15 years after quitting
- Risk of cancer of the mouth, throat and esophagus is half that of a smoker
Within 10 years...
- Lung cancer death rate about half that of a continuing smoker's
- Risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, bladder, kidney and pancreas decreases
Within 15 years...
- Risk of coronary heart disease is that of a nonsmokers