Smoking Timeline

To quit smoking cigarettes may seem like a simple goal for some people, but as many smokers know, it’s easy enough to talk about quitting cigarettes, but actually doing so can be much more difficult.

Today’s infographic gives us a look at both the short term and long term benefits of putting down cigarettes permanently. Benefits start kicking in as early as 20 minutes, with blood pressure, body temperature and pulse rates going back to normal.

That’s just the beginning, too: risk of deadly disease drops significantly after a few short years of non-smoking, and that’s something worth considering. [Via]


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