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• Blood pressure and pulse return to normal.
• Oxygen levels return to normal.
• Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by half.
• Carbon monoxide levels in blood drop to normal.
• Carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body.
• Lungs start to clear out mucous and other smoking debris.
• There is no nicotine left in the body.
• Ability to taste and smell is greatly improved.
• Breathing becomes easier.
• Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase.
3 – 9 months
• Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung functions are increased by up to 10%.
• Excess risk of coronary heart disease is reduced by about half and declines gradually hereafter.
• Risk of heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker.
• Risk of stroke returns to the level of people who have never smoked (5 – 15 years).
• Risk of Lung Cancer falls to about half that of a smoker.
• Risk of lung cancer is reduced to close to that observed in non-smokers.
• Risk of coronary heart disease falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.
• If you have quit smoking before age 50 you have halved the risk of dying in the next 15 years compared with continuing smokers.