Improved health benefits from the time of quitting smoking
20 minutes - Blood pressure and pulse return to normal
8 hours - Chances of a heart attack start to fall
24 hours - The lungs start to clear out mucus and debris
48 hours - Nicotine is no longer found in the body. Sense of taste and smell improve
72 hours - Breathing becomes easier. Energy levels increase
2-12 weeks - Circulation improves throughout the body
3-9 months - Coughing, shortness of breath and wheezing improve.
5 years - Risk of having a heart attack falls to about half of that of a smoker.
10 years - Risk of lung cancer falls to around half of that of a smoker.