Benefits of Quitting

Quitting smoking is good for your health. When you stop smoking, you start getting healthier almost immediately, so the sooner you quit, the sooner your body can start to heal. Check out the ways your health can start to improve, both today and in the
future.

2 weeks to 3 weeks icon In 2 weeks to 3 months
Your risk of heart attack begins to drop and lung function begins to improve.
2 weeks to 3 weeks icon In 1 to 9 months
Your coughing and shortness of breath decrease.
2 weeks to 3 weeks icon In 1 year
Heart attack risk drops sharply.
2 weeks to 3 weeks icon In 2 to 5 years
Stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker’s.
2 weeks to 3 weeks icon In 5 years
Your chance of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, and bladder is cut in half.
2 weeks to 3 weeks icon In 10 years
Your lung cancer death rate is about half that of a smoker’s and your risk of cancers of the kidney and pancreas decrease.
2 weeks to 3 weeks icon In 15 years
Your risk of coronary heart disease is back to that of a nonsmoker’s.

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