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Web Resources

Quit Tips

Out To Quit - Your Friendly Guide To Quitting Smoking

Out & Free - Smoking Cessation for Sexual Minorities

The Last Drag - San Francisco

Bitch To Quit - Chicago's Lesbian Cancer Project

LGBT Tobacco Use Research

Queer Tobacco Intervention Program

National LGBT Community Center's Tobacco Program

On-line Quit Smoking Program

20 Minutes After Quitting...

Blood Pressure drops to a level close to that before the last cigarette.

Temperature of hands and fee increases to normal.

8 Hours After Quitting - Carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normal.

24 Hours After Quitting - Chance of heart attack decreases.

2 Weeks to 3 Months After Quitting - Circulation improves and lung function increases up to 30%.

1 to 9 Months After Quitting - Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue, and shortness of breath decrease. Cilia regain normal funciton in lungs, increasing ability to handle mucus, clean the lungs and reduce infection.

1 Year After Quitting - Excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker.