Within 20 Minutes of Quitting Smoking

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Within 20 minutes after you smoke that last cigarette, your body begins a series of changes that continue for years.

20 Minutes After Quitting Smoking

Your heart rate drops.

12 hours After Quitting Smoking

Carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.

2 Weeks to 3 Months After Quitting

Your heart attack risk begins to drop.
Your lung function begins to improve.

1 to 9 Months After Quitting

Your Coughing and shortness of breath decrease.

1 Year After Quitting

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Your added risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker's.

5 Years After Quitting Smoking

Your stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker's 5-15 years after quitting.

10 Years After Quitting

Your lung cancer death rate is about half that of a smoker's.
Your risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney, and pancreas decreases.

15 Years After Quitting

Your risk of coronary heart disease is back to that of a nonsmoker's.

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The source of this information is CDC.gov

Source:
CDC

According to FDA "all tobacco products are harmful to your health, despite what they taste, smell, or look like. Claiming less harm or reduced risk of disease from using tobacco products misleads consumers to think that these products are safe to use. "

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