After 20 minutes
Circulation begins to improve in the hands and feet, says Len Horowitz, MD, a pulmonary specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Keep on with the smoking and circulation all over your body will suffer. Find out what helped ex-smokers finally quit.
After 2 hours
Pulse, heartbeat, and blood pressure may return to their pre-smoking baseline, Dr. Horovitz says. In the case of pregnant women: the heartbeat of the unborn child will also begin to return to normal. Try these 23 ways to stop smoking for good.