The Financial and Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking

Published on Oct 17, 2013
Authored by Pfizer Medical Team

Quitting smoking makes sense for both your bank account and body! There are plenty of financial and health benefits to quitting smoking. Plus, the longer you stay smoke-free, the more likely you are to see improvements.

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HEALTH BENEFITS TIMELINE
HEALTH
 

Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health. Smoking-related health risks are actually caused by the ingredients found in your cigarettes. For example, tobacco smoke has more than 60 ingredients known to cause cancer in humans.


Luckily, soon after you quit, your risk of getting a smoking-related illness can start to drop. So the sooner you quit, the sooner your body can start to repair itself.


Roll over the timeline below to see some of the potential heatlh benefits of quitting.

24 HOURS
after quitting
24 HOURS after quitting:
Blood pressure and pulse rate may drop.
48 HOURS
after quitting
48 HOURS after quitting:
Carbon monoxide level in the blood may return to normal.
2 TO 12 WEEKS
after quitting
2 TO 12 WEEKS after qutting:
Circulation may improve and lung function may increase.
1 YEAR
after quitting
1 YEAR after quitting:
Excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker's.
10 YEARS
after quitting
10 YEARS after quitting:
The risk of lung cancer is about half that of a smoker's.
15 YEARS
after quitting
15 YEARS after quitting:
The risk of stroke and coronary heart disease is that of a nonsmoker's.
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