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  • Smoking is one of the biggest preventable causes of premature death in the UK.
  • Smoking is linked to a range of serious and often fatal conditions, including heart disease and lung cancer.

But there is good news!

  • Almost as soon as you quit the health benefits begin. This is regardless of your age or how long you have been smoking.
  • 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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