Click on the Smoke Free Timeline heading to find out what health benefits your smoke free body is experiencing.
Your blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal
Your body starts to get rid of tobacco toxins.
The amount of carbon monoxide and nicotine in your blood will have halved.
Your body will have got rid of carbon monoxide.
Your lungs will start to clear.
Your chance of having a heart attack starts to decrease.
Your body is now nicotine free and your taste and smell will improve.
Your nerve endings start to re-grow and you will find walking easier.
Your breathing will be easier and you will have more energy.
Your circulation and lung function will be better and you will find running easier.
You should notice a decrease in coughing, sinus congestion, tiredness and shortness of breath. You are also less likely to have a chest infection. Your lung function will now have improved by 10%.
Your risk of a heart attack has now fallen to half of that of a smoker.
Your risk of lung cancer has now halved – and the longer you are smoke free the lower the risk will be.
Your risk of a heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.