It takes the average person five to seven tries to quit smoking for good. It’s a frustrating process that tests your will and physical endurance, but is worth every second to restore balance and control over your life.
Quitting smoking is worth it and we know you can do it.
Changes Your Body Goes Through When You Quit Smoking
Within 20 minutes of the last cigarette: Blood pressure and pulse rate drop to normal Body temperature of hands and feet increase
Within 9 Hours: Carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normal Oxygen level in blood increases to normal
Within 24 Hours: Chance of heart attack decreases
Within 48 Hours: Nerve endings start to regrow Ability to smell and taste things is enhanced
Within 72 Hours: Bronchial tubes relax, making breathing easier Lung capacity increases
Within 2 Weeks to 3 Months: Circulation improves Walking becomes easier Lung function increases up to 30%
Within 2 to 9 Months: Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue, shortness of breath decreases Cilia regrow in lungs, increasing ability to handle mucus, clean the lungs, reduce infection Body’s overall energy level increases
Within 5 Years: Lung cancer rate for the average smoker decreases from 137/100,000 people to 72/100, 000
Within 10 Years: Lung cancer rate drops to 12/100,000 people Precancerous cells are replaced Decrease in other cancers such as those of the mouth, larynx, esophagus, bladder, kidney and pancreas
Within 15 Years: Chances of many types of cancer are similar to that of someone who has never smoked