(HealthDayNews) -- You've been smoking for years, failed to quit a couple of times, and now figure why bother.
It's never too late to reap the benefits of a smoke-free life, according to the Australian government's Multicultural Health Communication Service. Quit now and you'll feel some of the benefits rather quickly:
- After 24 hours, most of the carbon monoxide from smoking has left your body. Your lungs work better and you can do more before running short of breath.
- After two days, your senses of taste and smell should sharpen. Your breath, hair, fingers and teeth will be cleaner.
- Within a month of quitting, your blood pressure should return to its normal level.
- After about three months, your lungs may have regained the capacity to clean themselves properly.
So don't give up. Quit today.