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Quitting Benefits


  • 20 min

    • Blood pressure and pulse return to normal.

  • 8 hrs

    • Oxygen levels return to normal.
    • Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by half.

  • 12 hrs

    • Carbon monoxide levels in blood drop to normal.

  • 24 hrs

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

  • 48 hrs

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

  • 72 hrs

    • 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%.

  • 12 months

    • Excess risk of coronary heart disease is reduced by about half and declines gradually hereafter.

  • 5 yrs.

    • 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).

  • 10 yrs.

    • Risk of Lung Cancer falls to about half that of a smoker.

  • 15 yrs.

    • 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.

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