Time since last cigarette

Health benefit

20 Minutes

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

24 Hours

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

72 Hours

Your breathing is easier. Your energy levels have improved.

3-9 Months

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

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.