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The Smoking Cessation Program

When Smokers Quit...

20 minutes after quitting: Blood pressure drops close to a level before you had your last cigarette.
8 hours after quitting: Carbon Monoxide level in the blood drops to normal.
24 hours after quitting: Your chance of a heart attack decreases.
2 weeks - 3 months after quitting: Circulation improved and your lung function increases up to 30%.
1 - 9 months after quitting: Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue, and shortness of breath decreases.
1 year after quitting: Your chance of having a heart attack is cut in half.
5 years after quitting: Your risk of a stroke is reduced to the same as a non-smoker.
10 years after quitting: Your risk of dying from lunch cancer is about half of someone who still smokes.
15 years after quitting: Your risk of coronary heart disease is the sam as a non-smoker.

QUITTING: The single most important thing you can do for your health