What happens when you quit smoking?
We all know that stopping smoking is good for our health, however, did you know your body begins to benefit after as little as 20 minutes?! Click on the timeline below to discover how your health could benefit from stopping smoking with us.
After 20 minutes
- Pulse rate returns to normal.
After 8 hours
- Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by more than half and oxygen levels return to normal.
After 24 hours
Carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body. Lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.
After 48 hours
- There is no nicotine in the body.
- Ability to taste and smell is improved.
After 72 hours
- Breathing becomes easier.
- Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase.
After 2-12 weeks
- Your circulation improves.
After 3-9 months
- Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung function increases by up to 10%.
After 1 year
- Risk of heart disease is about half compared with a person who is still smoking
After 10 years
- Risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker
After 15 years
- Risk of heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.