When A Smoker Quits

7/19/98

Charles Booras M.D.

by Charles H. Booras, MD

Within 20 minutes of smoking that last cigarette, the body begins a series of changes that continue for years. All benefits are lost by smoking just one cigarette a day, according to the American Cancer Society.

Within 20 minutes...

Within 8 hours...

Within 24 hours...

Within 48 hours...

Within 2 weeks to 3 months...

Within 1 to 9 months...

Within 1 year...

Excess risk of coronary disease is half that of a smoker.

Within 5 years...

Within 10 years...

Within 15 years...


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