Facts on Why You Should Quit Smoking

From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service

As soon as you quit, your body begins to repair the damage caused by smoking. See the health benefits you'll experience as soon as 20 minutes to 15 years after quitting. (Also read “The Best Reasons to Quit Smoking”)

20 Minutes After Quitting:

12 Hours After Quitting:

2 Weeks to 3 Months After Quitting:

1 to 9 Months After Quitting:

1 Year After Quitting:

5 to 15 Years After Quitting:

10 years After Quitting:

15 Years After Quitting:


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