Doctors aren’t sure if stopping smoking will lower your blood pressure. They are very sure that it will lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. You may lower your risk of heart-related events by up to 47%. The amount your risk goes down depends on how much you smoked before you quit.

Blood pressure usually goes up while you are smoking a cigarette. It stays higher for 15 minutes or more after the cigarette is finished. What happens to blood pressure when you quit smoking is different for different people. Some people may gain weight in the beginning and that can affect your blood pressure. Even if your blood pressure does not go down right away after you quit, this is not a reason to smoke again. Quitting smoking has many major health benefits. This includes decreasing your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Smoking can raise your BP, so stay keep away from it and stay healthy!