Know Your Heart Online Workshop. Stop Smoking: Clear the Air. When Smokers Quit Health Benefits Start. 20 Minutes Blood pressure drops to normal. Pulse rate drops to normal. Temperature of hands and feet increase to normal. 1 Year Risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker.
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Stop Smoking: Clear the Air
When Smokers Quit Health Benefits Start
Blood pressure drops to normal. Pulse rate drops to normal. Temperature of hands and feet increase to normal.
Risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker.
Carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normal. Oxygen level in blood increases to normal.
Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue, shortness of breath decrease, Cilia re-grow in lungs, increasing ability to handle mucus, clean the lungs, reduce infection.
Chance of heart attack decreases.
Nerve endings start re-growing. Ability to smell and taste is enhanced. Walking becomes easier.
2 Weeks to 3 Months
Circulation improves. Lung function increases up to 30%.
American Heart Association National Center7272 Greenville AvenueDallas, TX75231-4596 Phone: 1-800-242-8721Web Address: http://www.americanheart.org
American Lung Association1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800Washington, DC, NY 20004Phone: 1-1-212-315-8700Phone: 1-1-800--548-8252Web Address: http://www.lungusa.org