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Why Quit Tobacco

What happens to your body after you quit nicotine?

20 MINUTES

  • Blood pressure and heart rate return to normal
  • Body temperature in your extremities increase back to normal

8 HOURS

  • Carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normal
  • Oxygen level in blood increases to normal

24 HOURS

  • Chance of heart attack is reduced

48 HOURS

  • Nerve endings start to regenerate
  • Your ability to taste and smell are improved

2 WEEKS - 3 MONTHS

  • Circulation improves (especially to gums and teeth)
  • Walking and general exercise becomes easier
  • Lung function increases up to 30%

1 - 9 MONTHS

  • Hair and skin are in better condition
  • Withdrawals should have subsided
  • Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue, shortness of breath decreases
  • Cilia regenerate in lungs which leads to the ability to handle mucus, clean the lungs, and reduce infection
  • Overall energy levels increase

1 YEAR

  • Increased risk for coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker

5 YEARS

  • Lung cancer death rate for average former smoker (1 pack per day) decreases by almost half
  • Increased risk for cancer of the mouth, throat, and esophagus is half that of a smoker

15 YEARS

  • Risk for heart attack and stroke is that of a nonsmoker
  • Risk for developing mouth, throat, or pancreatic cancer is that of a nonsmoker

Pivot’s fresh approach and breakthrough tech help people quit smoking — for good.

Have you ever seen a quit program you’d be excited to try? Of course not. In terms of fun, quit programs usually fall somewhere between tax forms and a trip to the DMV.

Not anymore.

Pivot’s exciting new technologies, human coaching, and behavioral science turn quitting into an opportunity, instead of an obligation. Pivot users don’t have to quit smoking—they get to. Pivot even helps people who say they aren’t ready to quit. This changes things.

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Fact sheet about health benefits of smoking cessation. (2013, April 3). Read more here.

Milne, D. (2020, March 24). What happens when you quit smoking. Read more here.