Part V: Stop Smoking Program

Today we will talk about the many Benefits to Your Body After Your Last Cigarette

Within 20 Minutes • Blood pressure drops to normal • Pulse rate returns to normal • Body temperature of hands and feet increases to normal

Within 8 Hours • Carbon Monoxide level in blood drops to normal • Oxygen level in blood increases to normal • Smoker’s breath disappears

Within 24 Hours • Your chance of a heart attack decreases already

Within 48 Hours • Nerve endings start to re-grow • Your ability to smell and taste is enhanced.

Within 72 Hours • Bronchial tubes relax making it easier to breathe • Lung capacity increases making it easier to do physical activities.

Within 2 weeks to 3 months • Circulation improves • Walking becomes easier • Lung function increases up to 30 percent

Within 1 to 9 months • Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue, shortness of breath decrease • Your body’s overall energy level increases, cilia regrow in lungs, increasing the abilityto handle mucus, clean lungs and reduce infection.

Within One Year • Coronary heart disease risk is half that of a smoker

Within Two Years • Heart attack risk drops to near normal

Within 5 Years • Lung cancer death rate for average pack-a-day smoker decreases by almost half • Stroke risk is reduced • Risk of mouth, throat and esophageal cancer is half that of a smoker.

Within 10 Years • Lung cancer death rate is similar to that of a person who does not smoke • Pre-cancerous cells are replaced

Within 15 Years • Risk of coronary heart disease is the same as a person who has never smoked.

Smoking is not worth the slow death that occurs if you develop lung cancer, emphysema or heart disease! Benefits begin the minute you stop smoking - START NOW!