20 MINUTES Your heart rate and blood pressure return to normal.
8-24 HOURS Nicotine and Carbon monoxide start to leave your body
and oxygen return to normal.
24 HOURS Your lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.
48-72 HOURS Your sense of smell and taste both improve.
2-12 WEEKS Exercise becomes easier and your breathing improves.
3-9 MONTHS Any coughs, wheezing and breathing problems are
reduced as your lungs repair.
1 YEAR Your risk of coronary heart disease is now half that of a smoker.
1 DAY - £8 Two movie rentals/ a new lipstick/ download a new album.
1 WEEK - £56 A family cinema trip/ a pair of shoes/ a meal for two.
1 MONTH - £240 A shopping spree/ premiership football tickets/ a weekend break
3 MONTHS - £730 A designer handbag/ a new laptop/ the latest flat screen TV
6 MONTHS - £1,460 A leather suite/ a home cinema/ a top of the range bicycle
1 YEAR - £2,920 A new kitchen/ designer jewellery/ a holiday of a lifetime
*Figures based on a 20-a-day smoker paying £8 per packet of 20 cigarettes.