What happens when you stop smoking
The Timeline of Physical changes to expect...
8 hours after stopping
- Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in the blood go down by half and your oxygen levels return to normal.
24 hours after stopping
- That carbon monoxide is gone from the body. The lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking junk.
48 hours after stopping
- There is no nicotine left in your body and your sense of taste and smell is improving.
72 hours after stopping
- Your breathing will start to feel easier and your energy levels will start to improve.
2-12 weeks after stopping
- Your circulation is improving. Your blood is now well oxygenated and helping to improve your health.
3-9 months after stopping
- Coughs and wheezing improve and your breathing is continuing to improve.
1 year smokefree
- Your risk of a heart attack falls to about half that of someone who smokes.
10 years smokefree
- The risk of getting lung cancer falls to about half that of someone who smokes.
15 years smokefree
- Your risk of a heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.