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Benefits of quitting smoking | Smoking and COVID | Birmingham City Council

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Benefits of quitting smoking

As well as reducing your risk from infections such as COVID-19, there are many other health benefits to quit smoking:

  • 8 hours after your last cigarette, your oxygen levels return to normal
  • 72 hours after your last cigarette, your breathing becomes easier
  • 3 to 9 months after your last cigarette, lung function increases by up to 10%
  • By quitting smoking you’ll be saving money
  • And the list goes on – for a fuller list of health-related benefits to quitting smoking visit the NHS website