Think about the Benefits of Quitting
Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do to improve your health and your life.
You don’t have to wait long before good things happen!
Within 8 hours,
The carbon monoxide level drops in your body. (Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas that enters
your blood when you smoke.) The oxygen level in your blood increases to normal.
Within 48 hours, your chances of having a heart attack go down. Your sense of smell and taste get better.
Within 72 hours, breathing is easier.
Within 2 weeks to 3 months, blood circulation improves. Your lungs will work up to 30% better.
Within 6 months, coughing, sinus congestion, tiredness and shortness of breath improve.
Within 1 year, your risk of suffering a smoking related heart attack is cut in half.
Within 10 years, the risk of dying from lung cancer is cut in half.
Within 15 years, the risk of dying from a heart attack is equal to a person who never smoked.