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Here’s What Happens To Your Body When You Quit Smoking

By Karly Carpena
August 16, 2016

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.