General Introduction

In order to overcome smoking-related problems and addiction, cessation methods are used to try to end smoking, aiming for a better quality and healthy life.

Smoking is among the most important causes of three diseases (heart diseases, cancer, cerebrovascular diseases) that cause premature death in Turkey.

When You Quit Smoking

In the first 20 minutes: Heart rate, blood pressure, temperature of hands and feet return to normal.

After 8-24 hours: Your blood oxygen level, the amount of oxygen going to the tissues and your energy increase.

Carbon monoxide gas in the blood is reduced.

Your risk of having a heart attack starts to decrease from the first day, and at the end of a year, the risk decreases by 50%.

The risk of brain hemorrhage and gangrene in the legs is reduced by 30-50%.

On the third day, your senses of taste and smell increase.

Between two weeks and three months; Your lung capacity increases by 30%, you can do sports comfortably.

Cough, sputum decrease and disappear.

Your immune system starts to get stronger.

Yellow spots on your teeth and fingers disappear.

After one year: Your risk of heart attack and brain hemorrhage is reduced by 50%.

Five years later: Your risk of lung and other organ cancer is reduced by 50% compared to a person who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day.

Ten years later: Your risk of stroke drops to the same level as someone who has never smoked.

Fifteen years later: Your risk of heart attack will be the same as for a never-smokers.