Interactive time since your last cigarette
Blood pressure drops to a level close to that before the last cigarette.
Temperature of hands and feet increases to normal.
Carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normal.
Chance of heart attack decreases.
Lung function increases up to 30 percent.
Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue, shortness of breath decrease.
Cilia regain normal function in lungs, increasing ability to handle mucus, clean the lungs, and reduce infection. Increased coughing during the first week of quitting is normal. Your lungs are cleaning themselves.
Excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker's.
Stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker’s five to 15 years after quitting.
Lung cancer death rate about half that of a continuing smoker’s.
Risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney and pancreas decrease.
Risk of coronary heart disease is that of a nonsmoker’s.