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    Benefits of Quitting

    It only takes 8 hours for the effects of the healing process to kick in and this continues for years after that last cigarette.

    Within 8 Hours
    • Carbon monoxide level in your body drops
    • Oxygen level in your blood increases to normal
    Within 48 Hours 
    • Your chance of a heart attack decreases
    • Senses of smell and taste improve
    Within 3 Days 
    • Breathing is easier as your bronchial tubes relax
    • You feel more energised
    Within 3 Months  
    • Blood circulation improves
    • For men, sperm quality returns to normal
    • For women, fertility improves
    • Walking and aerobic exercise become easier
    Within 6 Months
    •  Say goodbye to coughing, sinus congestion, tiredness and shortness of breath
    Within 1 Year 
    • Risk of smoking-related heart is reduced by 50%
    Within 5 Years 
    • Risk of mouth, throat and oesophageal cancer is halved 
    Within 10 Years  
    • Risk of lung cancer is reduced by 50%
    • Risk of bladder, kidney and pancreatic cancers also decreases
    Within 15 Years 
    • Risk of heart attack and stroke is equal to a person who has never smoked
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