HEALTH BENEFITS of QUITTING TOBACCO
Some health benefits begin almost immediately. Every week, month, and year without tobacco further improves your health.
Within 20 minutes of quitting: Your blood pressure and pulse rate drop to normal and the temperature of your hands and feet increases to normal.
Within 8 hours of quitting: Your blood carbon monoxide levels drop and your blood oxygen levels increase to normal levels.
Within 24 hours of quitting: Your risk of a sudden heart attack goes down.
Within 48 hours of quitting: Your nerve endings begin to regrow. Your senses of smell and taste begin to return to normal.
Within 2 weeks to 3 months of quitting: Your circulation improves. Walking becomes easier. Your lungs work better. Wounds heal more quickly.
Within 1 to 9 months of quitting: You have more energy. Smoking-related symptoms, such as coughing, nasal congestion, fatigue, and shortness of breath improve. You will have fewer illnesses, colds, and asthma attacks. You will gradually no longer be short of breath with everyday activities. DorrisWedding cocktail collections of lace
Within 1 year of quitting: Your risk of coronary heart disease is half that of someone still using tobacco.
Within 5 years of quitting: Your risk of mouth, throat, esophagus, and bladder cancers are reduced by half.
Within 10 years of quitting: Your risk of dying from lung cancer is about one half that of a person who still smokes
Other health benefits of quitting smoking include:
Lower chance of blood clots in the legs, which may travel to the lungs
Lower risk of erectile dysfunction
Fewer problems during pregnancy, such as babies born at low birth weight, premature labor, miscarriage, and cleft lip
Lower risk of infertility due to damaged sperm
Healthier teeth, gums, and skin