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Common Factsheets no hours.indd
Within 20 minutes
Blood Pressure returns to normal.
Within 8 hours
Oxygen level in your blood increases.
Mucus begins to clear out of your lungs making breathing easier.
Within 48 hours
Sense of smell and taste improve.
Chances of heart attack decrease.
Within 3 months
Immune system improves.
Possible savings of over *$400.
Within 9 months
Sinus congestion, wheezing, shortness of breath and phlegm production
Lung Function improves.
Risk of dying from a heart attack is cut in half.
Possible savings of over $1,600 (for a pack-a-day smoker at $4.50 per pack).
Stroke risk is reduced to the same level as a non-smoker.
The chances of getting lung cancer are cut in half
Quitting takes a lot of hard work and effort, but the reward can be a longer, more
satisfying life. The good news is that people are able to quit every day; in 2002,
there were 46 million former smokers in the United States—more former smokers
than current smokers! They all did it, and you can too! When you stop smoking,
your body begins to repair itself immediately.
It’s never too late to stop smoking