QUIT SMOKING TIMELINE
A little motivation goes a long way. And this timeline can help you see what you have to look forward to as you continue on your journey to becoming a non-smoker. Click or swipe through the timeline to learn more about the benefits of quitting.
20 Minutes After Quitting
Your heart rate drops.
12 Hours After Quitting
2 Weeks to 3 Months After Quitting
Your heart attack risk begins to drop. Your lung function begins to improve.
1 to 9 Months After Quitting
1 Year After Quitting
Your added risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker’s.
5 Years After Quitting
10 Years After Quitting
Your lung cancer death risk 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