Government of New Brunswick

Did you know?

  •  It is never too late to quit!
  • Within 20 minutes after your last cigarette, your blood pressure returns to normal
  • Within 48 hours, your sense of smell and taste begin to improve
  • Within four weeks of quitting, your blood circulation begins to improve, your lungs work better and physical activity becomes easier.
  • Within 6-9 months, coughing, sinus congestion and tiredness improve
  • Within three years, your risk of a heart attack will be similar to someone who has never smoked
  • After five years, you will reduce your risk of getting cancer of the lung, mouth, throat, bladder, kidney and pancreas
  • At ten years, your risk of dying from lung cancer is cut in half
  • At 15 years, your life expectancy and risk of heart disease is the same as a non-smoker
  • Look for support and tools to try to quit with a friend
  • Tobacco use is both a habit and an addiction – you need a plan to deal with both the addiction and changing the habit.
  • Most smokers would like to quit:
    - 34% made one to three quit attempts in past 12 months
    - 13% made four or more quit attempts in past 12 months