After 20 minutes
Check your pulse rate, it will already be starting to return to normal.
After 48 hours
All carbon monoxide is flushed out. Your lungs are clearing out mucus and your senses of taste and smell are improving.
After 2 to 12 weeks
Blood will be pumping through to your heart and muscles much better because your circulation will have improved.
After 1 year
Your risk of heart attack will have halved compared with a smoker’s.
After 8 hours
Your oxygen levels are recovering, and the harmful carbon monoxide level in your blood will have reduced by half.
After 72 hours
If you notice that breathing feels easier, it’s because your bronchial tubes have started to relax. Also your energy will be increasing.
After 3 to 9 months
Any coughs, wheezing or breathing problems will be improving as your lung function increases by up to 10%.
After 10 years
Your risk of death from lung cancer will have halved compared with a smoker’s.
Stop Smoking Service
To find help and advice to quit smoking people can contact the Living Well Stop Smoking Service on 01274 437700.
Appointments can be made face to face, over the phone and by email, whatever works best for you.
Telephone: 01274 437700
Website: Smoking – Living Well