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After less than 30 minutes of smoking your last cigarette
- pulse returns to normal.
- blood pressure drops down to normal.
- temperature of hands and feet increase to normal.
- blood's oxygen level returns to normal.
- carbon monoxide level in blood decreases to normal.
- risk of heart attack decreases.
- sense of smell and taste increase.
- nerve endings begin re-growth.
- breathing becomes easier after bronchial tubes relax.
- lung capacity increases.
2 weeks to 3 months:
- lung ability increases by as much as 30%.
- circulation improves.
- walking is easier.
1 to 9 months:
- body's energy level increases
- lungs increase their ability to handle mucus, reduce infection and
- sinus congestion, coughing, fatigue, shortness of breath decrease.
- death rate because of lung cancer decreases about 50% for the
average, one-pack-a-day smoker.
- death rate from lung cancer becomes about equal to that of
- risks for other cancers (mouth, larynx, pancreas, bladder, kidney
and esophagus) decrease.
- pre-cancerous cells are replaced.