When you quit smoking and no longer inhale the 4,800 toxic substances found in cigarettes, you experience enormous positive changes in your health, fitness, and risks of heart disease and cancer.
11. After 12 months
The risk of cardiovascular disease is halved.
12. After 5 years
The risk of stomach, mouth, throat, esophageal, and lung cancer is halved.
13. After 5 to 10 years
Depending on how much you have smoked, within this period, the risk of cardiovascular diseases, heart attack, and stroke reaches the same level as that of nonsmokers.