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When you stop smoking, the benefits begin within minutes of your last cigarette.

20 minutes after quitting:

  • Blood pressure decreases
  • Pulse rate drops
  • Temperature of hands and feet increases

At 8 hours:

  • Carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normal
  • Oxygen level in blood returns to normal

At 24 hours:

  • Heart attack risks start to drop

At 48 hours:

  • Nerve endings start to regenerate
  • Smell and Taste improve

2 Weeks to 3 Months After Quitting:

  • Your lung function begins to improve

1 to 9 Months After Quitting:

  • Your coughing and shortness of breath decrease.

1 Year After Quitting:

  • Your added risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker.

5 Years After Quitting:

  • Your stroke risk is reduced to that of a non-smoker 5-15 years after quitting.

10 Years After Quitting:

  • Your lung cancer death rate is about half that of a smoker.
  • Your risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney, and pancreas decreases.

15 Years After Quitting:

  • Your risk of coronary heart disease is back to that of a non-smoker.