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Facts about Quitting

Did you know…?

20 minutes after a smoker quits  

* Blood pressure and heart rate decrease

8 hours after a smoker quits  

* Carbon Monoxide and oxygen levels in blood return to normal

24 hours after a smoker quits  

* Chance of a heart attack decreases

48 hours after a smoker quits   

* Better sense of taste and smell

2 weeks to 3 months after a smoker quits   

* Circulation improves  

* Lung function increases up to 30%

1-9 months after a smoker quits   

* Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue, and shortness of breath decrease  

* Cilia in the lungs regain normal function increasing the ability to clean the lungs

1 year after a smoker quits   

* The risk of a heart attack is reduced by 50%  

* The risk of coronary hearth disease is half that of a smoker

 

          

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Nicotine Replacement Therapy

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