Learn what happens after the last cigarette in this Stop Smoking Timeline. We know quitting smoking is really hard. The temptations are many and these temptations are what that works as a slow poison.
If you are trying to quit smoking, this Stop Smoking Timeline will help you to understand that how good being a nonsmoker will be for your overall health, fitness and brain.
Stop Smoking Timeline
20 Minutes After the Last Cigarette
Your fingers always stink of stale smoke but your heart resumes beating normally and blood pressure returns to normal.
8 Hours After the Last Cigarette
As breath’s going better already. Your carbon monoxide level in the blood drops to normal and your cells are oxygenated again normally.
24 Hours After the Last Cigarette
You are lacking and angry against life in general and you start coughing up a bit disgusting mucus. This is a good sign. You risk for heart attack will also begin to drop.
48 Hours After the Last Cigarette
The nerve endings that are damaged due to smoking begins to regrow. Your ability to taste and smell will enhance too.
72 Hours After the Last Cigarette
You have eliminated all the nicotine from your body. Symptoms such as restlessness, anger, headaches and nausea may increase. Your lung bronchial tubes start to recover and their functioning begins to increase.
2 Weeks to 3 Months After the Last Cigarette
Lung functioning will have improved and you start to breath easier. Walking has become easier. You are less tired and you hardly cough. Lungs begin to repair and shortness of breath is decreased. All the other symptoms of addiction and anxiety may ceased.
3-9 Months After the Last Cigarette
Insulin resistance has normalized and your body’s overall energy has increased. Lungs ability to keep itself clean and infection free is also increased.
1 Year Later After the Last Cigarette
Your risk of heart attack and stroke has been halved compared to an average smoker.
5 Years After the Last Cigarette
The risk of SAH (subarachnoid haemorrhage) is declined to about half compared to an average smoker and risk of stroke will also drop.
10 Years After the Last Cigarette
The risk of death due to lung cancer is declined by half (compared to an average smoker). The danger of cancer of mouth, throat, bladder, kidney, and pancreas also decreases. Your risk of diabetes is now same as a non-smoker.
15 Years After the Last Cigarette
Your risk of heart disease is back to that of a non-smoker. The risk of tooth loss due to smoking has declined to that of a non-smoker.