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You probably know that smoking is one of the biggest preventable causes of premature death in the UK. It’s linked to a range of serious and often fatal conditions; including heart disease and lung cancer.

But there is good news. No matter what your age or how long you've been smoking, almost as soon as you quit, the health benefits begin.
Are you under 35? If you stop now, it’s likely you’ll live just as long as a non-smoker.

20 minutes

Your heart rate and blood pressure return to normal

8 hours

Nicotine and carbon monoxide start to leave your body and oxygen levels return to normal.

24 hours

Your lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.

48 hours

Nicotine has been eliminated from your body and your sense of smell and taste both improve.

2 - 12 weeks

Exercise becomes easier and your breathing improves.

3 - 9 months

Any coughs, wheezing and breathing problems are reduced as your lungs repair.

1 year

Your risk of coronary heart disease is now half that of a smoker.

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