Two days later, sense of smell sharpens, taste sensations change for the better.
Lung functions improve in a month. Former smokers cough much less, physical stamina improves, and urge to run appears.
The risk of coronary heart disease will be halved in a year.
The risk of stroke will decrease in five years, because arteries and blood vessels are dilated and blood clots less. The risk of stroke will continue to decline over the next ten years.
In 10 years, the chances of developing lung cancer and dying are about half than of those who continue to smoke. The possibility of developing throat or pancreatic cancer is significantly reduced.
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