This Is What Happens 20 Minutes After You Quit Smoking: A Timeline of How Your Body Heals

The hazards of smoking are well known and publicized. There is a health warning on every package of cigarettes. Many buildings and campuses around the country are now smoke-free.

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Maybe a better way of trying to help people stop smoking is not to scare them with all the adverse effects – but show them the benefits they can experience if they quit.

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Some of the benefits will be felt just twenty minutes after your last smoke. The longer you stay off them, the more beneficial it can be to your health.

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Twenty minutes after your last smoke, your heart rate drops back to normal. The amount of carbon monoxide in your body decreases after 8 hours and the level of blood oxygen increases to normal.

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