Quitting Smoking

No, it probably won't be easy. But quitting smoking will make your body feel better.

Ready to call it quits?

Try our 6-week free smoking cessation class: 410-837-2050 x2212.

Right away, you'll start to notice good things happening - food will taste better, your hair, clothes, and skin won't smell like smoke, your teeth and fingers will stop yellowing, and there's more. Within minutes of quitting smoking, your body will begin to get healthier:

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20 minutes after quitting: your heart rate and blood pressure drop.
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12 hours after quitting: carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
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2 weeks to 3 months after quitting: your circulation improves and your lungs are working better.
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1 to 9 months after quitting: your coughing and shortness of breath decrease.
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1 year after quitting: your risk of coronary heart disease is half that of someone who still smokes.
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5 to 15 years after quitting: your risk of stroke is about half that of a smoker's.
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10 years after quitting: your risk bladder, kidney, lung, mouth, pancreas, stomach, & throat cancers decreases. 
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15 years after quitting: your risk of coronary heart disease is that of a non-smoker’s.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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