Millions of people continue to struggle with their smoking habit. Are you? Or someone you love? You may want to consider this information...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
20 minutes after you quit smoking, your heart rate drops.
12 hours after you quit, the carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
2-3 weeks after you quit, your heart attack risk drops and your lung function begins to improve.
1 month after you quit, your coughing and shortness of breath decreases.
1 year after you quit, your risk of heart disease is 1/2 that of when you were smoking.
5 years after you quit, your stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker.
15 years after you quit, your risk of heart disease is back to that of a nonsmoker.