When you stop smoking, your health starts to improve almost immediately and you will get benefits for almost all your life. Pay attention to this timetable:
Within 20 minutes
Blood pressure, pulse rate, and the temperature of hands and feet will return to normal.
Within 12 hours
Blood oxygen level will have increased to normal and carbon monoxide levels will have dropped to normal.
Within 48 hours
Smell and taste are beginning to return to normal.
Within 72 hours
Breathing becomes easier because bronchial tubes begin to relax. Lung capacity starts to increase.
Within 2 weeks to 3 months
Heart attack risk has starts to drop. Lung function begins to improve.
Within 3 weeks to 3 months
Circulation improves markedly. Walking becomes easier. Chronic cough, if any, has likely disappeared.
Within 1 to 9 months
Any smoking related sinus congestion, fatigue or shortness of breath have decreased. Cilia regrown in lungs thereby increasing the ability to handle mucus, keeping lungs clean, and reducing infections. You feel your body's overall energy increased.
Within 1 year
The risk of coronary heart disease drops to less than half that of a smoker.
Within 5 to 15 years
The risk of stroke declines to that of a non-smoker.
Within 10 years
Within 15 years
The risk of coronary heart disease is now that of a person who has never smoked.
So, what are you waiting for? Let's start this new life right now!