HOW YOUR BODY CHANGES OVER TIME AFTER YOU QUIT SMOKING

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Within 6 hours

  • Heart rate slows
  • BP is stabilized

Within 24 hours

  • Bloodstream free of nicotine
  • Carbon monoxide level in blood drops
  • Oxygen reaches heart and muscles easily

Within 7 days

  • Taste and smell improves
  • Lungs cleared of mucus, tar and dust
  • Protective antioxidants in blood

Within 3 months

  • Less of coughing and wheezing
  • Better immune system to fight infection
  • Blood turns thinner
  • Blood flow in hands and feet improves

Within 6 months

  • Lesser phlegm and less stress

After 1 year

  • Easy breathing

From 2 to 5 years

  • Lower risk of heart attack and stroke

After 10 years

  • Risk of lung cancer is lower than a smoker

After 15 years

  • Free of the risk of heart attack and stroke

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