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Quit smoking -- every minute counts

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This tobacco cessation infographic shows that: 20 minutes after you quit smoking your heart rate begins to drop back toward normal; 2 hours after you quit smoking your blood pressure returns to normal; 8 hours after you quit smoking your body carbon monoxide levels improve; 24 hours after you quit smoking your chance of heart attack decreases; 48 hours after you quit smoking your sense of smell and taste improve; 2 weeks after you quit smoking you tolerate exercise better; 1 month after you quit smoking you have less coughing, congestion, and shortness of breath; and 5 years after you quit smoking your chance of dying from lung cancer is 50 percent less.

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