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Benefits of quitting smoking start as soon as you stop.

Time after the last cigarette Benefit
20 minutes Blood pressure and pulse return to normal.
8 hours Oxygen levels in the blood return to normal.
24 hours Carbon monoxide is eliminated from the body. The lungs start to clear out the mucus.
48 hours No nicotine is left in the body. Taste and smell improve.
72 hours Breathing becomes easier as the airways open up. Energy level increases.
2-12 weeks Circulation improves making walking and running easier.
3-9 months Coughs and breathing problems improve as lung function improves by 90%.
5 years The risk of heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker.
10 years Risk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a smoker. Risk of heart attack is about the same as a lifetime non-smoker.