Tobacco use is one of the factors that may influence your pain and healing.
Here are some immediate and long-term benefits of quitting smoking!
20 Minutes After Quitting-Your heart rate drops.
12 Hours After Quitting- Carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
24 Hours After Quitting - Your risk of heart attack is decreased.
48 Hours After Quitting -Your nerve endings start to regenerate and your sense of smell and taste improve.
2 Weeks to 3 Months After Quitting- Your lung function begins to improve.
1 to 9 Months After Quitting-Your coughing and shortness of breath decrease.
1 Year After Quitting-Your added risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker’s.
5 Years After Quitting- Your stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker’s 5-15 years after quitting.
10 Years After Quitting - Your lung cancer death rate is about half that of a smoker’s. Your risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney, and pancreas decreases.
15 Years After Quitting- Your risk of coronary heart disease is back to that of a nonsmoker’s.