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“As a smoker, giving up is probably the greatest single step you can take to improve your health. Smoking is responsible for one in five deaths in England, and half of all long term smokers will die prematurely due to a smoking related disease. Giving up smoking increases your chances of living a longer and healthier life. You will start to notice the benefits soon after quitting.” (NHS)

 

"Did you realise that Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body? It causes many diseases and reduces quality of life and life expectancy. The younger a person quits, the greater the benefit but stopping smoking is beneficial at any age. Many smokers think that smoking helps relieve stress but in fact ex-smokers are more likely to have better mental health and be happier." (ASH)

 

  • Low risk indicators:
    Under 35 years of age
    Smoking 15 a day or less
    Good level of fitness
    No persistent cough
    Low total consumption since starting


  • High risk indicators:
    Over 50 years old
    Smoking 30 a day or more
    Poor fitness level
    No regular exercise
    Persistent cough
    High total consumption since starting
 

Look at the Risk Indicators above, decide which one best describes you then take a look at the table below; this is approximately how long your body will take to recover from the moment you quit smoking.



 

Benefits
of Stopping Smoking

 


Low Risk
High Risk

  • 20 mins  
    • Blood pressure drops to normal Pulse rate drops to normal
    • Temperature in hands & feet returns to normal
    • Circulation will improve
  • 8 hours  
    • Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in your blood reduce by half
    • Oxygen levels in your blood increases to normal
  • 24 hours
    • Carbon monoxide will be completely eliminated from your body
    • Your lungs will start to clear out excess mucus
    • Lung tissue starts to grow
    • Chance of heart attack decreased
  • 48 hours 
    • Nicotine will have gone from your system
    • Smell & taste improve
  • 3 days
    • Your breathing will become easier as the bronchial tubes begin to relax
    • Your energy levels will begin to increase
  • 2 weeks 
    • Circulation improves
    • Lung function increased by up to one-third
  • 3 months
    • Lung function increases by about 10% as new lung cells develop
    • Coughing, sinus problems, tiredness, shortness of breath all decrease
  • 1 Year 
    • Excess risk of heart disease is halved
    • Recovery rate from heart / bypass surgery is almost doubled
  • 5 Years
    • Lung cancer death rate for average smoker
      falls to half that of a smoker
    • Pre-cancerous cells have been replaced
    • Risk of stroke similar to that of a non-smoker
    • Risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, bladder, kidneys decreases
  • 10 years
    • Risk of heart attack is that of a non-smoker
 
  • 20 mins 
    • Blood pressure drops to normal Pulse rate drops to normal
    • Temperature in hands & feet returns to normal
    • Circulation will improve
  • 8 hours  
    • Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in your blood reduce by half
    • Oxygen levels in your blood increases to normal
  • 24 hours 
    • Carbon monoxide will be completely eliminated from your body
    • Your lungs will start to clear out excess mucus
    • Lung tissue starts to grow
    • Chance of heart attack decreased
  • 48 hours 
    • Nicotine will have gone from your system
    • Smell & taste improve
  • 3 days   
    • Your breathing will become easier as the bronchial tubes begin to relax
    • Your energy levels will begin to increase
  • 3 months
    • Circulation improves
    • Lung function increased by up to one-third
  • 9 months
    • Lung function increases by about 10% as new lung cells develop
    • Coughing, sinus problems, tiredness, shortness of breath all decrease
  • 1–1½ Years
    • Excess risk of heart disease is halved
    • Recovery rate from heart / bypass surgery is almost doubled
  • 10 years
    • Lung cancer death rate for average smoker
      falls to half that of a smoker
    • Pre-cancerous cells have been replaced
    • Risk of stroke similar to that of a non-smoker
    • Risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, bladder, kidneys decreases
  • 15 years
    • Risk of heart attack is that of a non-smoker
   

These figures are based on more than one cancer society and do not represent guaranteed clinical of physical improvements to any one particular individual. It is widely accepted that non-smokers, even those who have smoked at some time in their lives, live longer and with a higher quality of life than those who smoke or continue to smoke.

 

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