Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking
December 15, 2011
Did you know…
20 minutes after quitting
Your heart rate drops
12 hours after quitting
Carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
2 weeks to 3 months after quitting
Your heart attack risk begins to drop.
Your lung function begins to improve.
1 to 9 months after quitting
Your coughing and shortness of breath decrease.
1 year after quitting
Your added risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker’s.
5 years after quitting
Your stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker’s
10 years after quitting
Your lung cancer death rate is about half that of a smoker’s.
Your risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney and pancreas decreases.
15 years after quitting
Your risk of coronary heart disease decreases to that of a nonsmoker’s.
Beginning January, 2012 Fairbanks will offer group tobacco cessation classes. If you or someone you know is interested in quitting the use of tobacco products, please call 579-7090.
Class dates for January:
January 3, 10 & 17