Quitting makes a difference quicker than you think

Time since last cigarette

20 Minutes

Your blood pressure and pulse return to normal. Circulation improves especially in your hands and feet.

8 Hours

Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in the blood are reduced by half. Oxygen levels return to normal.

24 Hours

Carbon monoxide will be eliminated from your body. Your lungs start to clear out mucus and debris.

48 Hours

Your body is now nicotine free. You will notice your sense of taste and smell will have improved.

72 Hours

Your breathing is easier. Your energy levels have improved.

2-12 weeks

Your circulation improves throughout your body. It is easier for you to walk and exercise.

3-9 Months

Your lung capacity can improve by 10%, making breathing easier, reducing coughing, shortness of breath and wheezing.

5 Years

Your risk of having a heart attack is half of that of someone who still smokes.

10 Years

Your chance of getting lung cancer is half of that of a smoker. Your chance of having a heart attack is the same as someone who has never smoked.