If you’re smoking a cigarette right now, I have good news for you: if you don’t ever pick one up again, your body will go through amazing transformations within minutes of finishing your last one.
120 minutes after your last cigarette:
Your blood pressure and pulse will lower and return to normal. The temperature in your hands and feet increase.
2After 12 hours:
The carbon monoxide level in your blood will lower and return to normal. Blood oxygen begins to increase. You’ll feel more alert, sleep better, and be stronger.
3After 24 hours:
Your risk of heart attack drops significantly.
4After 48 hours:
Nerve endings begin to regrow and your sense of smell and taste will return.
5After about 3 months:
Your circulation will improve, walking will be easier, and you’ll cough less. Lung function will be markedly improved.