Quit Smoking Timeline

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This is what happens when you quit. The following happy changes take place just 20 minutes after your last cigarette.

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1 month after your last cigarette... Skin texture and colour improves.

15 years after your last cigarette... the risk of heart attack is equal to someone who has never smoked.

10 hours after your last cigarette... Oxygen levels return to normal.

8 hours after your last cigarette... Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in bloods reduce by half.

8 hours after your last cigarette... Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in bloods reduce by half.

16 hours after your last cigarette... Circulation improves.

20 minutes after your last cigarette... Blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal.

3-9 months after your last cigarette... Coughing and wheezing becomes less frequent.

10 years after your last cigarette... Risk of lung cancer drops to half compared to that of a smoker.