12 hours After Quitting Carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.
2 Weeks to 3 Months After Quitting Your heart attack risk begins to drop. Your lung function begins to improve.
1 to 9 Months After Quitting Your coughing and shortness of breath decrease.
1 Year After Quitting Your added risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker’s.
5 Years After Quitting Your stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker’s 5-15 years after quitting.
10 Years After Quitting Your lung cancer death rate is about half that of a smoker’s. Your risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney, and pancreas decreases.
15 Years After Quitting Your risk of coronary heart disease is back to that of a nonsmoker’s.
If you currently smoking and are over 35 here are some contraceptive that are acceptable for use - IUDs - Skyla, Mirena and Paragard, Nexplanon, Depo-Provera, Progesterone only oral contraceptive pill, Essure or laparoscopic permanent sterilization