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What happens when you quit smoking?
What Happens To Your Body If You Quit Smoking Right Now
20 Minutes: Your heart rate drops.
12 Hours: The carbon monoxide in your blood drops to normal.
48 Hours: All nicotine will have left your body. Your sense of taste and smell will return to a normal level.
72 Hours: Your bronchial tubes will relax, and your energy levels will increase.
2 Weeks to 3 Months: Your circulation will increase, and it will continue to improve for the next 10 weeks. Your heart attack risk begins to drop.
1 to 9 Months: Your coughing and shortness of breath decrease. Your lung capacity improves by 10 percent, lowering your risk of lung infection.
1 Year: Your risk for heart disease is half that of someone who smokes.
5 Years: Your risk of having a stroke is the same as someone who doesn't smoke.
10 Years: Your risk of dying from lung cancer is half that of a smoker's. Your risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney, and pancreas also decreases.
15 Years: Your risk of heart disease is now the same as someone who doesn't smoke.
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