Other Facts on the health benefits of quitting smoking
Smoking takes an average of at least seven years off every smoker's life, which works out to five and a half minutes per cigarette.
The risk of lung cancer drops considerably after five years of not smoking.
People with emphysema who have smoked still lose some of their breathing capacity but the rate of loss goes way down once they've stopped smoking.
Even People in their 60s who have lots of smoking related problems live longer if they stop smoking.
Quitting smoking substantially lowers the chance of esophagus, mouth, pancreas, bladder, and cervix.
If you quit, you've got a lot less chance of getting some other major disease, including coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease.