Thinking about quitting? Your body will thank you.

It's fall and change is in the air. It's the perfect time to embrace the spirit of the season and start your quit. When you stop smoking you may find that you're feeling more energized. So enjoy all the sights and flavors of the season and make this SELFtember the time you take care of you.

Here are some ways you may feel better when you quit.


Just 20 minutes after quitting, your heart rate starts to drop. After 2 hours, your blood pressure returns to normal levels. So head outside for an invigorating fall walk –it's also a great distraction for cravings.

Here are some other ways to fight the urge to smoke.

Improved Taste

Many people find their sense of taste soon returns after quitting. So enjoy all the incredible fare of the fall season, even autumn's most divisive treat– the infamous pumpkin-spice latte.

Check out how foodie Christina found her motivation to quit.

Rejuvenated Sense of Smell

Your sense of smell could be on its way to getting back to full strength not long after you quit. So enjoy the earthy ambience of the season–your nose is already benefiting from your quit.

When cravings hit, here are some great swaps to keep your nose happy.

Easier breathing

Your lung function begins to improve between two weeks and three months after you quit. Take a deep breath of the crisp fall air. And then another. You're on your way.

See how Adam quit smoking and turbocharged his running and his sense of adventure.

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