Stop Smoking Timeline

Stop Smoking Timeline

A. When you stop smoking – here’s a timeline of what happens …

In 20 minutes …
Your blood pressure, pulse rate and the temperature of your hands and feet have returned to normal.

In 8 hours…
Remaining nicotine in your bloodstream has fallen to 6.25% of normal peak daily levels, a 93.75% reduction.

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Q: What are the long-term benefits of quitting smoking?

Q: What are the long-term benefits of quitting smoking?
Q: What are the long-term benefits of quitting smoking?

Quitting smoking reduces the risk of cancer and other diseases, such as heart disease and lung disease, caused by smoking.

People who quit smoking, regardless of their age, are less likely than those who continue to smoke to die from smoking-related illness.

Studies have shown that quitting at about age 30 reduces the chance of dying from smoking-related diseases by more than 90 percent.

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Q: What health problems are caused by smoking?

Q: What health problems are caused by smoking?
Q: What health problems are caused by smoking?

Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body and diminishes a person’s overall health. Smoking is a leading cause of cancer and of death from cancer. It causes cancers of the lung, esophagus, larynx (voice box), mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, pancreas, stomach, and cervix, as well as acute myeloid leukemia.

Smoking also causes heart disease, stroke, lung disease (chronic bronchitis and emphysema), hip fractures, and cataracts. Smokers are at higher risk of developing pneumonia and other airway infections.

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How to Quit Smoking The Basics

How to Quit Smoking The Basics
How to Quit Smoking The Basics

The Basics

Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you will ever do. You will live a longer, healthier life.
It will be time well spent with the people you love – your family and friends. Smoking is the most preventable cause of death and disease in the United States.
Smoking causes:

  • Lung cancer
  • 11 other types of cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Pregnancy problems
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Lung disorders
  • Gum disease
  • Vision problems