Protect Children

Quit Smoking

By choosing to quit smoking, you are making the best decision towards improving your health and quality of life. In fact, once you have smoked your last cigarette, the healing starts immediately!

Quit Time

Health Benefits

20 minutes

Blood pressure and heart rate decreases

8 hours

Oxygen level in your blood goes back to normal and carbon monoxide levels drop

48 hours

Chances of having a heart attack are lowered and your sense of smell and taste starts to get better

72 hours

Bronchial tubes have started cleaning themselves, so breathing becomes easier

2 weeks to 3 months

Circulation gets better, exercising is easier and lung capacity can increase by as much as 30%

6 months

You cough less, you breathe easier through your nose (not as stuffy), you have more energy, you can breathe deeper, and you have less chance of getting a cold

1 year

50% less chance of smoking-related heart attack

5 years

Chance of having a stroke is now the same as someone who has never smoked

10 years

Risk of dying from lung cancer will decrease by half, and your chance of getting mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney and/or pancreas cancer is much lower

15 years

Chance of dying from a heart attack is the same as a person who has never smoked