Benefits of Quitting

Benefits of Quitting Tobacco

  • 20  minutes after you quit smoking your blood pressure drops to a level close to before the last cigarette and the temperature of your hands and feet increase to normal.
  • 8 hours after you quit smoking the level of carbon monoxide in your blood drops to normal.
  • 24 hours after you quit smoking your chance of a heart attack decreases.
  • 2 weeks to 3 months after you quit smoking your circulation improves and your lung function increases 30%.
  • 1 to 9 months after you quit smoking, coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue, and shortness of breath decrease.
  • 1 year after you quit smoking your excess risk if coronary heart disease is reduced to half that of a smoker’s.