Benefits of quitting - Boorais & Smoke Don't Mix

Benefits of quitting

It doesn’t take too long for your body to start to heal after you quit smoking.

  • 20 minutes after you quit your blood pressure lowers and your heart rate slows
  • In a day almost all of the nicotine is out of your bloodstream, and oxygen can get to your heart and muscles more easily
  • After a week you start to smell and taste things better
  • Within two months you stop coughing so much, and your blood gets less sticky so it gets back to your hands and feet like it used to
  • After six months your lungs are working better and you should be feeling less stressed about needing a cigarette
  • Within two to five years you are much less at risk of having a heart attack or stroke
  • After 10 years your risk of cancers of the lung, mouth, throat, bladder, kidney, oesophagus, bladder and pancreas decreases significantly
  • Fifteen years on, your risk of heart attack and stroke is close to that of a person who has never smoked.