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Check it out: The benefits are real.
When you quit, your body immediately begins to repair itself.
20 minutes after quitting, your heart rate drops.
12 hours after quitting, the carbon monoxide in your blood returns to normal.
2 weeks to 3 months after quitting, your circulation improves and your lung function increases.
1 to 9 months after quitting, coughing and shortness of breath decrease; cilia (tiny hair-like structures that move mucus out of the lungs) regain normal function in the lungs, increasing the ability to handle mucus, clean the lungs and reduce the risk of infection.
1 year after quitting, the excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker’s.
5 years after quitting, your stroke risk is reduced to that of a non-smoker 5 to 15 years after quitting.
10 years after quitting the lung cancer death rate is about half that of a continuing smoker’s. The risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, cervix and pancreas decrease.
15 years after quitting the risk of coronary heart disease is that of a non-smoker’s.
All of at Atrius Health recognizes that quitting isn't easy. But we're here to help. Why? Because we believe quitting smoking is the most important thing you can do for your health. It’s that important.