The benefits of quitting tobacco begin right away. Here’s what happens to your body after you quit smoking:
|Time Since Quitting||Benefit|
|20 minutes||Your heart rate returns to normal.|
|8 hours||Carbon monoxide leaves your system and your oxygen level returns to normal.|
|24 hours||Your chance of having a heart attack drops.|
|48 hours||Your ability to smell and taste improves.|
|72 hours||Your lung capacity increases and breathing becomes easier.|
|2 weeks – 3 months||Your circulation improves and your lungs become stronger.|
|1 month – 9 months||The lining of your lungs begins to re-grow, fatigue and shortness of breath start to go away and your overall energy level goes up.|
|5 years||Your chance of dying from lung cancer drops by almost half.|
|10 years||Your chance of dying from lung cancer is about the same as someone who never smoked.|
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