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QC & A #3: What Does Quitting Smoking Do for Your Body?
By the Quitter's Circle Staff
December 06, 2017

QC & A #3: What Does Quitting Smoking Do for Your Body?

Have questions about quitting smoking that you’ve never asked? Quitter’s Circle is here to help you find the answers to your quitting queries. Use our search bar to find resources and information that can help you understand the quitting process. Can’t find the answer to one of your questions? Let us know on our Facebook page and we’ll do our best to answer!

Read on for our answer to a frequently asked quitting question:

Q: What does quitting smoking do for your body?

There are many health benefits of quitting smoking that you may experience within days of becoming smokefree!

  • Skin – Smoking can speed up the aging of your skin, and contribute to premature wrinkles and lines. It can also contribute to sagging skin around the eyes and cheek. By quitting smoking, you may help avoid potential skin damage.
  • Heart – Just two weeks to three months after you quit smoking, your risk of a heart attack begins to drop. After one year smokefree, your added risk for coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker.
  • Teeth – Cigarettes can stain your teeth, giving them a yellow color. When you quit, these stains may fade, and your teeth may look whiter!
  • Lungs – Your lung function begins to improve within two weeks to three months of being smokefree. One to nine months after quitting, your coughing and shortness of breath may decrease.
  • Taste Buds – Within 48 hours, your sense of taste and smell return, which may allow you to savor tastes and smells better.

And that’s just the beginning! Read more about how your body may be happier after quitting.