Stop smoking start repairing – health benefits for men

This poster shows how your body starts repairing once you stop smoking.


Stop smoking start repairing – health benefits for men

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Every cigarette you don’t smoke is doing you good.

  • In 12 hours — excess carbon monoxide is out of your blood
  • In 5 days — most nicotine is out of your body
  • In 1 week — your sense of taste and smell improves
  • In 12 weeks — your lungs regain the ability to clean themselves
  • In 3 months — your lung function begins to improve
  • In 12 months — your risk of heart disease has halved
  • In 1 year — a pack-a-day smoker will save over $8,300

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