What will happen when you stop smoking?

What will happen when you stop smoking?

You think it is too late to quit smoking? No matter your age, if you quit smoking, the beneficial effects on your health will soon feel!

Within 20 minutes after you smoke that last cigarette, your body begins a series of changes that continue for years.

 

 20 Minutes After Quitting

Your heart rate drops.
12 hours After Quitting
Carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
2 Weeks to 3 Months After Quitting
Your heart attack risk begins to drop.
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’s.
5 Years After Quitting
Your stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker’s 5-15 years after quitting.
10 Years After Quitting
Your lung cancer death rate is about half that of a smoker’s.
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 nonsmoker’s.

source: http://www.cdc.gov/

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