Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking

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