Living Tobacco Free: Health benefits of quitting smoking

November 9th, 2011 · No Comments

As you kick the tobacco habit, you will be the beneficiary of a number of health benefits, including the following:

At 20 minutes:

  • Your pulse rate drops
  • Your blood pressure decreases
  • Your hands and feet have better perfusion.

At 8 hours:

  • Your exhaled carbon monoxide drops to normal
  • Your oxygen level comes back to normal

At 24 hours:

  • Your risk of a heart attack is already lower than in a smoker

At 48 hours:

  • You are able to smell and taste better – and it will improve much more

At ten days:

  • Your gums and teeth have circulation like in a non-smoker

At three months:

  • Your lung functions are approximately 10 percent better than before

At one year:

  • Your risk of a stroke is now about half compared to people who smoke

Quit and win!

For more information about how you can enter Quit and Win 2011 and be eligible for a cash prize drawing, go to www.healthylivingrochester.org.

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