Quit Smoking

Start stopping today

The positive health effects of quitting can be seen in just 6 hours with more health benefits over time, as seen in the quitting timeline below:

  • 6 hours - Your blood pressure has decreased. *
  • 24 hours - More oxygen in your body. *
  • 7 days - Your lungs' natural cleaning system begins to recover, as well as your body's vitamin C levels. *
  • 2 months - Your immune system begins to recover. *
  • 6 months - Your lungs are producing less phlegm and are working better. *
  • 12 months - Your risk of heart disease is now half what it was when you were smoking. ^

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* Quitline (2015). Health benefits of quitting. Retrieved from QUIT.

^ Quit Now. (2012). Benefits of Quitting. Retrieved from QUIT NOW.