Quit Smoking

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Within minutes

         of quitting…

    your heart rate improves.

12 Hours after quitting…

carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.

 2 weeks to months after quitting…

your heart attack risk begins to decrease.

1 to months after quitting…

your coughing and shortness of breath decrease.

year after quitting…

your added risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker’s.

years after quitting…

over the next 5 to 15 years, your risk of stroke is decreased to that of nonsmoker’s.

10 years after quitting…

your lung cancer death rate is about half that of a smoker’s.

15 years after quitting…

your risk of coronary artery disease is back to that  of a nonsmoker’s.

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