Adverse Health Effects from Smoking decline dramatically…….

12 Hours – Almost all of the nicotine has been metabolised

24 Hours – Blood levels of carbon-monoxide have dropped dramatically

5 Days – Most nicotine by-products have been removed – sense of taste and smell improve

6 Weeks – Risk of wound infection after surgery is substantially reduced.

3 Months – Cilia begin to recover and lung function improves

1 Year – Risk of coronary heart disease is halved

10 Years – Risk of lung cancer is less than half that of a continuing smoker and continues to decline.

15 Years – Risk of coronary heart disease is the same as that of a non-smoker.

After 10 to 15 years the body functions at the same level as people who have never smoked.