HEALTHY HOUNSLOW - STOP SMOKING
Benefits Of Quitting Smoking
What are the benefits of quitting smoking?
The earlier you quit smoking, the more you’re likely to benefit.
But it’s never too late – because quitting will improve your health whatever your age and no matter how long you have smoked.
After 20 minutes
Pulse rate and blood pressure will be lowering to normal levels
After 4 hours
Oxygen levels return to normal, and carbon monoxide levels in the blood reduce by half.
After 48 hours
Carbon monoxide is almost eliminated from the body. Lungs start to clear out smoking debris. The ability to taste and smell improves.
After 72 hours
Breathing feels easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax, and energy levels increase. Nicotine from smoking will now be removed from your body.
After 2-12 weeks
Circulation improves allowing your heart and muscles to work more efficiently.
After 3-9 months
Lung function increases by up to 10%, improving coughs, wheezing or breathing problems.
After 1 year
Risk of a heart attack reduces by half.
After 10 years
Risk of death from lung cancer falls by 50%. Risk of diabetes caused by smoking will be reduced to that of someone who never smoked.
After 15 years
Risk of a heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.