What Happens When You Stop Smoking (Stop Smoking Infographic)?

By | 14.09.2017

What Happens When You Stop Smoking

After 20 minutes

Your blood pressure returns to its usual level
Your pulse rate slows to normal
Your circulation has improved enough that your hands and feet warm to normal temperature

After 4 hours

Half the carbon monoxide from your last cigarette has left your bloodstream
Your carbon monoxide from your last cigarette is now gone from your bloodstream
After 8 hours

Your blood now carries the normal amount of oxygen
After 24 hours

Your chance of a heart attack is lower
After 48 hours

Damaged nerve endings start to regrow
Your sense of smell and taste have improved
After 2 weeks-1 month

Your circulation is better
Walking is easier
Lung function increases up to 30%
After 1-9 months

You cough less
Your sinuses are clearer
You have more energy
You don’t become short of breath as easily
You cilia regrow in your lungs, so you will have less phlegm and less infection
After 1 year

Your heart attack risk has fallen to the halfway mark between that of a current smoker & that of someone who never smoked
After 5 years

If you used to smoke a pack a day, you have now cut your risk of dying of lung cancer in half
Your risk of a heart attack and stroke is approaching that of a nonsmoker
Your have cut your risk of mouth, throat, and esophageal cancer by half
After 10 years

Your chance of dying of lung cancer is almost as low as a nonsmoker’s
Your risk of mouth, throat, esophageal, bladder, kidney and pancreatic cancer continues to fall
After 10-15 years

Your risk of dying of any cause is almost the same as that of someone who never smoked

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