What Happens In The Body When
A Person Stops Smoking?
• 20 minutes: Blood pressure drops to normal; pulse rate drops to normal; body temperature
of hands and feet increases to normal.
• 8 hours: Carbon-monoxide blood level drops
to normal; oxygen blood level increases.
• 24 hours: Chance of heart attack begins
• 1 to 3 months: Circulation improves; walking
becomes easier; lung functions increase 30%.
• 3 to 9 months: Coughing, sinus, fatigue, and
shortness of breath decrease; increased
ability to "clean" lungs, reducing likelihood
of infection; body's overall energy increases.
• 1 year: Added risk of coronary heart disease
is now half that of a smoker.
• 5 years: Lung cancer death rate decreases
• 15 years: You are no more at risk of heart
disease than if you never smoked!
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