Smoking Cessation

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    When smokers quit — what are the benefits over time?

    20 minutes after quitting - Your heart rate and blood pressure drop.

    12 hours after quitting - The carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.

    2 weeks to 3 months after quitting - Your circulation improves and your lung function increases.

    1 year after quitting - The excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a continuing smoker’s.

    2 to 5 years after quitting - Stroke risk can fall to that of a non-smoker.

    5 years after quitting - Risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, and bladder are cut in half.

    Cervical cancer risk falls to that of a non-smoker.