OU Medicine

Benefits of Quitting

Quitting tobacco benefits your health within minutes, and the positive effects keep coming...

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 increases 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 of coronary heart disease is reduced to half that of a smoker’s.


Experience the difference yourself. Call (405) 271-QUIT (7848) today or visit this link to take a short survey.