||Blood pressure drops to normal.
Pulse rate drops to normal.
Temperature of hands and feet return to normal.
||Carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normal.
Oxygen level in blood increases to normal.
||Chance of heart attack decreased.
||Nerve endings start to re-grow.
Smell and taste improved.
Exercise, including walking, becomes easier.
Lung function increased by up to one third.
||Cilia re-grow in lungs and airways, increasing lung’s self maintenance.
Energy levels increase overall.
Coughing, sinus problems, tiredness, shortness of breath, all decrease.
||Excess risk of heart disease is halved.
Recovery rate from heart/bypass surgery almost doubled.
||Lung cancer death rate for average former smoker almost halved.
||Risk of stroke similar to non-smoker.
||Lung cancer death rate the same as for non-smokers.
Pre-cancerous cells have been replaced.
Risk of cancer of mouth, throat, bladder, kidneys, and pancreas decreases.
||Risk of heart disease is that of a non-smoker.