Did you know the health benefits of quitting smoking are felt within the first hour? If you’re curious to know what happens after you quit smoking, we have the answers.

Quit Smoking Timeline of Health Benefits

Your body transforms when you stop smoking.

  • 20 minutes
    Your body deigns a series of changes that continue for years. Your resting heart rate reduces (a key indicator of your overall fitness level)
  • 12 hours
    The carbon monoxide level in your blood reduces dramatically. You have improved oxygen levels in your blood.
  • 2 to 12 weeks
    Your heart attack risk begins to reduce. Your circulation improves. You will find exercise much easier. Your lung function improves.
  • 1 to 9 months
    Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems get better as your lung function is increased.
  • 1 year
    Your heart-attack risk reduces by half.
  • 5 years
    Your heart-attack risk falls to about half that of a smoker.
  • 10 years
    The risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker. The risk of heart attack falls to same as someone who has never smoked.

You’ll also experience these physical effects when you quit smoking:

  • Improved fertility
  • Healthier looking skin
  • Whiter teeth and fresher breath
  • Improved senses

Other Benefits

It’s important for you to celebrate these other wins when you break free from smoking for good:

  • Better smelling clothes
  • Less stress
  • More money

Sourced from Nicorette website