Your blood pressure, pulse rate and the temperature of your hands and feet have returned to normal
Remaining nicotine in your bloodstream has fallen to 6.25% of normal peak daily levels, a 93.75% reduction
Your blood oxygen level has increased to normal. Carbon monoxide levels have dropped to normal.
Anxieties have peaked in intensity and within two weeks should return to near pre-cessation levels.
Damaged nerve endings have started to regrow and your sense of smell and taste are beginning to return to normal. Cessation anger and irritability will have peaked.
Your entire body will test 100% nicotine-free and over 90% of all nicotine metabolites (the chemicals it breaks down into) will now have passed from your body via your urine
5 - 8 days
The "average" ex-smoker will encounter an "average" of three cue induced crave episodes per day. Although we may not be "average" and although serious cessation time distortion can make minutes feel like hours, it is unlikely that any single episode will last longer than 3 minutes. Keep a clock handy and time them.
The "average" ex-user is down to encountering less than two crave episodes per day, each less than 3 minutes.
10 days to 2 weeks
Recovery has likely progressed to the point where your addiction is no longer doing the talking. Blood circulation in your gums and teeth are now similar to that of a non-user
2 to 4 weeks
Cessation related anger, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, impatience, insomnia, restlessness and depression have ended. If still experiencing any of these symptoms get seen and evaluated by your physician
2 weeks to 3 months
Your heart attack risk has started to drop. Your lung funcion is beginning to improve.
Your excess risk of coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke has dropped to less than half that of a smoker.
Your risk of a subarachnoid hemorrhage has declined to 59% of your risk while still smoking. If a female ex-smoker, your risk of developing diabetes is now that of a non-smoker.