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The Effects of Quitting Smoking are Immediate

Congratulations! We posted our first "Quit Smoking" Intercom 4 weeks ago and if you've quit smoking for 4 weeks, you have probably already seen some of these great benefits of quitting:

  • 20 minutes after quitting: Heart Rate will drop down to normal levels
  • 12 hours: Carbon Monoxide levels in your body reduce to lower values, while blood oxygen levels increase to normal, decreasing your risk for serious cardiovascular problems
  • 1 day: (ONLY 24 HOURS): Reduced risk for heart attack
  • 48 hours: Your ability to smell and taste will improve
  • 3 days: Nicotine will no longer be in your body
  • 2-3 weeks: Improved circulation and lung function, which means you will breathe easier
  • 1-9 months: Lungs start repairing, reducing your risk for infections, coughing and shortness of breath

Keep smoke free! You're doing great!

  • 1 year: 50% reduced risk for heart disease
  • 5 years: Your risk for stroke will be the same as someone who does not smoke
  • 10 years: 50% reduced risk for lung cancer and other cancer risks
  • 15 years: Your risk for heart disease will be the same as someone who does not smoke

If you are interested in quitting, tools and resources can be found on the Work/Life Blog, Mind Body Me Facebook Page and EAP page. Also check out the following resources:

"The time is right, right now. Stop waiting and start doing" - unknown

Congratulations! We posted our first "Quit Smoking" Intercom 4 weeks ago and if you've quit smoking for 4 weeks, you have probably already seen some of these great benefits of quitting:

  • 20 minutes after quitting: Heart Rate will drop down to normal levels
  • 12 hours: Carbon Monoxide levels in your body reduce to lower values, while blood oxygen levels increase to normal, decreasing your risk for serious cardiovascular problems
  • 1 day: (ONLY 24 HOURS): Reduced risk for heart attack
  • 48 hours: Your ability to smell and taste will improve
  • 3 days: Nicotine will no longer be in your body
  • 2-3 weeks: Improved circulation and lung function, which means you will breathe easier
  • 1-9 months: Lungs start repairing, reducing your risk for infections, coughing and shortness of breath

Keep smoke free! You're doing great!

  • 1 year: 50% reduced risk for heart disease
  • 5 years: Your risk for stroke will be the same as someone who does not smoke
  • 10 years: 50% reduced risk for lung cancer and other cancer risks
  • 15 years: Your risk for heart disease will be the same as someone who does not smoke

If you are interested in quitting, tools and resources can be found on the Work/Life Blog, Mind Body Me Facebook Page and EAP page. Also check out the following resources:

"The time is right, right now. Stop waiting and start doing" - unknown



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