Stop Smoking Forever

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

Here we list just a few of the benefits of quitting tobacco use:

Time FrameEffects
Within 20 minutes of the last cigarette:
  • Blood pressure drops to normal.
  • Pulse rate drops to normal rate.
  • Body temperature of hands and feet increases to normal.
After eight hours:
  • Carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normal.
  • Oxygen level in blood increases to normal.
After 24 hours:
  • Chances of heart attack decreases.
After 48 hours:
  • Nerve endings begin regrowing.
  • Ability to smell and taste is enhanced.
After 72 hours:
  • Bronchial tubes relax, making breathing easier.
After two weeks to three months:
  • Circulation improves.
  • Walking becomes easier.
  • Lung function increases up to 30 percent.
After one to nine months:
  • Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue and shortness of breath decreases.
  • Cilia regrow in lungs, increasing your ability to handle mucus, clean the lungs and reduce infection.
  • The body's overall energy level increases.
After five years:
  • Lung cancer death rate for average smoker (one pack a day) decreases from 137 per 100,000.
  • Cilia regrow in lungs, increasing your ability to handle mucus, clean the lungs and reduce infection.
  • The body's overall energy level increases.
After 10 years:
  • Pre-cancerous cells are replaced.
  • Other cancers, such as those of the mouth, larynx, esophagus, bladder, kidney and pancreas, decrease (there are 30 cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco smoke).
  • Lung cancer death rate drops to 12 deaths per 100,000 -- almost the rate of non-smokers