Are you ready to quit?

 

Do you want to stop smoking but you’re not sure how to go about it? Maybe you are still undecided?

Did you know there are many benefits to stopping smoking?

 

The most obvious ones are the benefits to your health:

After 20 minutes your pulse rate has returned to normal.

After 8 hours your oxygen levels are recovering and carbon monoxide levels have halved.

After 48 hours all carbon monoxide has cleared from the body and your sense of smell and taste are improving.

After 72 hours breathing will be easier and you will have more energy.

Between 2 and 12 weeks your circulation improves.

Between 3 - 9 months your lung function is improving.

After 1 year your risk of a heart attack compared to a smoker is halved.

After 10 years your risk of developing lung cancer compared to a smoker is halved.

 

Have you thought about some of the other positives you’ll experience from stopping smoking?

It has been proven that your mood will improve with reduced feelings of stress, anxiety and depression.

You will have more cash in your pocket.

You will be protecting your family from secondhand smoke, reducing their risk of developing asthma and some cancers.

Your skin will be clearer and your mouth healthier.

 

Of course quitting isn’t easy with just willpower alone. Your chances of quitting will increase four times if you get 1:1 support with a Stop Smoking Advisor. They can also give advice and help you access aids to help you manage your cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

Find out more about our Stop Smoking service and how we can help you quit smoking.
Are you ready to quit?