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Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking

Once you have taken that all important first step to stopping smoking the health benefits are endless. 

The day you start to quit is the day you become healthier.

Below explains what health benefits you gain within minutes, hours and years after you have quit smoking.

  • 20 Minutes: BP and heart rate improve
  • 12 Hours: Carbon Monoxide levels in your blood return to normal
  • 2-12 Weeks: Your chance of having a heart attack decreases
  • 1 Year Your: Excess risk of heart disease drops to half of that of a smoker
  • 5-15 Years: Your stroke risk is that on a non-smoker
  • 10 Years: Your risk of cancer decreases

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1 PHE Monitoring Evaluation Data, 2021

2 ONS Adult smoking habits in the UK: 2019 See link

3 ONS mortality statistics: NHS Digital Statistics on Smoking, England 2020 See link

4 Opinium online survey conducted across a representative sample of 2,000 smokers in England, 20th – 31st August 2021 over 18 years.

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