Smoking tobacco is a major cause of ill health and disease in the Northern Territory (NT).
What happens when you quit
When you quit smoking, your body will go through the following process:
- after eight hours - excess carbon monoxide is out of your blood
- after five days - most nicotine is out of your body
- after one week - your sense of taste and smell get better
- after four weeks - your blood flow improves
- after three months - your lungs work better
- after 12 months - your risk of disease is halved
- after five years - your risk of stroke is greatly reduced.
Find out more information on tobacco and your health.
Last updated: 13 May 2016