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Smoking Cessation Timeline

Smoking Cessation Timeline: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU QUIT 12 11 10 6. In 20 minutes Your blood pressure and pulse rate decrease, and the body temperature of your hands and feet increase. 12 11 10 3 At 8 hours The carbon monoxide level in your blood decreases to normal. With the decrease in carbon monoxide, your blood oxygen level increases to normal. 12 11 10 4. At 24 hours Your risk of having a heart attack decreases. 12 12 11 1 2 11 10 10 3 3. 4. 4. 5 At 48 hours Nerve endings start to regrow and the ability to smell and taste is enhanced. Between 2 weeks and 3 months Your circulation improves, walking becomes easier and you don't cough or wheeze as often. Within several months, you have significant improvement in lung function. 1 to 9 months Fatigue and shortness of breath decrease as you continue to see significant improvement in lung function. Cilia regain nomal function. 1 year Risk of coronary heart disease and heart attack is reduced to half that of a smoker. 5 years Your risk of having a stroke returns to that of a non-smoker. 10 years Your risk of lung cancer drops. Even after a decade of not smoking however, your risk of lung cancer remains higher than in people who have never smoked. 15 years Your risk of coronary heart disease and heart attack in similar to that of people who have never smoked. The risk of death returns to nearly the level of a non-smoker. After 15 years of not smoking, you will have also saved about $54,000 Copyright © 2003 - 2011 - All rights resenved worldwide. KwikMed is a trademark of Phoenix Capital Management. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. CHANTIX Irarenielinel uEs O KwikMed

Smoking Cessation Timeline

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We all know that smoking is bad for us but did you know that quitting now can actually reverse much of the damage that smoking causes. Check out this infographic, you might be surprised by how quickly...



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