Benefits of Quitting

  • In 20 minutes

    Your blood pressure and heart rate drop.

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  • In 8 hours

    There’s more oxygen in your blood so it flows better.

    Your breath won’t stink anymore.

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  • In 5 days

    Almost all the nicotine is gone from your body.

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  • In 1 week

    Your sense of smell improves and food starts to taste better.

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  • In 1 month

    Your skin looks fresher and younger. People will start to notice how much better you look.

    You’ll feel good about yourself, and happy that you’ve done something good.

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  • In 3 months

    Your lungs start to heal. You’ll be fitter and won’t get tired so easily when you exercise. You’ll have energy for new things.

    You’ll be protecting people you love, because they won’t be breathing in your second hand (but still harmful) smoke.

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  • In 9 months

    For both girls and guys, fertility improves.

    Getting pregnant is easier and you’re more likely to have a strong, healthy baby.

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  • In 1 year

    If you smoke a pack a day, you’ll have saved more than $6,000.

    You’ve halved your risk of heart disease. You’ll have added years to your life.

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  • Within 5 years

    Your chances of getting cancer are now about the same as a non-smoker.

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