Counseling Works What to Expect

  Blood pressure, heart rate return to normal.
  O² level returns to normal; nicotine and CO levels reduced by half.
  CO is eliminated from body: lungs begin to eliminate mucus and debris.
  Nicotine eliminated from body; taste and smell improve.
  Breathing is easier; bronchial tubes relax; energy levels increase.
  Circulation improves.
  Lung function increases up to10%;
coughing, wheezing, breathing problems reduced.
  Heart attack risk decreased by 50%.
  Lung cancer risk decreased by 50%.
  Heart attack risk same as for someone who never smoked.