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Find out how quickly you'll notice the benefits of stopping

After 20 minutes

Blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal.

After 8 hours

Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by half and oxygen levels return to normal.

After 24 hours

Carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body. Lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.

After 48 hours

There is no nicotine in the body. Ability to taste and smell is greatly improved.

After 72 hours

Breathing becomes easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase.

After 2-12 weeks

Your circulation improves.

After 3-9 months

Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung function increases by up to 10%.

After 1 year

Risk of heart disease falls to about half compared with a person who is still smoking.

After 10 years

Risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker. Risk of heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.

After 15 years

Risk of heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.