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Great American Smokeout Encourages Americans to Quit Smoking

Great American Smokeout Encourages Americans to Quit Smoking

As the Great American Smokeout encourages Americans to quit smoking today doctors are reminding people that the positive effects of quitting can be seen almost immediately.

Heart rate variability goes up within at least 15 minutes after you stop smoking.

Blood pressure, circulation and lung function also improve. After a year of no smoking, the risk of having a heart attack is half of that of someone who smokes.

 

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