Health Benefits of Quitting

The benefits of quitting smoking can be felt almost immediately.

  • Within 20 minutes, your heart rate and blood pressure will begin to drop
  • Within 2 days, your lungs and heart will be healthier
  • Within 3 months, your lung function will be better
  • Within 1 year, your risk of heart disease is cut in half

Quitting smoking significantly reduces your risk of tobacco-related cancers. Risk decreases over time, so the more distance you put between yourself and tobacco use, the lower your chances of developing cancer.

For some cancers, like lung cancer, the risk declines rapidly.

It’s always a good time to stop smoking.