Tobacco Free Junction City

Getting Better Together

Benefits Timetable


The moment you quit, the healing begins

Explain that the body will begin recovering immediately, but that healing takes time.

Within a week of quitting....

Your body starts to detoxify as soon as you quit and within a week cravings start to decrease.  

At this time your entire body will test 100% nicotine-free and withdraw symptoms have peaked and are subsiding.

Breathing is becoming easier and your body's overall functionality is increasing.

Within 3 months of quitting...

Risk of heart attacks begins to drop and lung function begins to improve.

Within 1 year of quitting....

Coughing and shortness of breath has been decreasing.  Heart attack risk drops sharply

After 5 years tobacco free

Stroke risks can drop to that of non-smokers.  

You've saved close to $25,000. (If you smoked a pack a day)

Risk of mouth, throat, esophagus, and bladder cancers can drop in half.

Risk of cervical cancer can fall to that of non-smokers.

Legecy Benefits

10 years after quitting tobacco, lung cancer risk can drop by half and risk of kidney and pancreatic cancers decreases significantly.

15 years after quitting heart disease risk is back to that of non-smokers.

You've set an example for your friends and family that will help them avoid the physical and monetary costs of using tobacco.