Smokefree Island

Timeline Stories

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10 Years

Risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker. Risk of heart attack falls to the same as one who has never smoked.

5 Years

Risk of heart attack falls to about half compared to a person who is still smoking.

3 – 9 Months

Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung function increases by up to 10%.

72 Hours

Breathing becomes easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase.

48 Hours

There is no nicotine in your body. Ability to smell and taste is greatly improved.

24 Hours

Carbon monoxide is eliminated from the body. Lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.

8 Hours

Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by half, oxygen levels return to normal.

20 Minutes

Blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal.

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