After You Quit

According to the American C acer Society ;These are the changes that take place in your body once you stop smoking.

Within 20 minutes

-Body temperature of hands and feet increases to normal

-Pulse rate drops to normal rate

-Blood pressure drops to normal

After 12 hours

-Pulse rate will slow and skin temperature increases

-oxygen level in blood increases to normal

-Carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normal

After 24 hours

-Chance of heart attack decreases due to improved cardiac function and circulation

-Fine motor coordination will improve

After 48 hours

-Nerve endings start regrowing

-Ability to smell and taste are enhanced

After 72 hours

-Bronchial tubes relax,making breathing easier

-Lung capacity increases

-Circulation improves,walking becomes eaiser,stamina and vigor increases

Within 2 weeks to 3 months

- Circulation,stamina and walking improves

-Lung function increases up to 30%

1 to 9 months

- Coughing,sinus congestion,fatigue and shortness of breath decreases

- Cilia regrow in the lungs increasing ability to handle mucus and infections

- Body’ overall energy increases

1 year

-risk of heart disease  decreases 90%

-Heart will have returned to nearly normal condition

10 to 15 years

- Risk of lung,tongue and throat cancer will be roughly the same as if you never smoked