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.