Smoke-free NOW Challenge Resources


PEI Smoking Cessation Program 

Facebook Support Group

As soon as you quit, your body begins to repair the damage caused by smoking and continues to repair itself for many years. 

Health Benefits Include: 

8 hours after quitting 

  • Carbon monoxide levels drop in the body
  • Oxygen levels in your blood return to normal 

48 hours after quitting 

  • Your chances of a smoking related heart attack start to decrease 
  • Your sense of taste and smell begin to improve 

72 hours after quitting 

  • Breathing will start to become easier as bronchial tubes relax 
  • Your lung function increases by 30% 

2 weeks to 3 months

  • Your coughing, stuffy nose, tiredness and shortness of breath will start to improve 

1 year

  • Your risk of smoking related heart attack is cut in half 

Page Last Updated: 23/04/2020