Thinking about quitting smoking? Here's some motivation!

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Quitting smoking is hard, there are no two ways about it. But millions of people manage to quit every year. So why can’t you?

Think of it as a personal challenge. Do you have the determination and willpower required to make it past 3 days? If you can, you’re over the worst of it. Check out our timeline of what happens to your body over the course of your quitting!

Reasons to quit:

You’ll enjoy life more and for longer

-You’ll get your senses of taste and smell back to full strength

-Your energy levels will increase

-Your sexual health will improve

-You’ll save money

-You won’t smell bad (you might not realise, but if you smoke, you do)

-You’ll look younger

-Any cuts or bruises you get will heal more quickly


-Smoking is the biggest preventable cause of cancer in the UK

-7/10 cases of lung cancer occur in smokers

-Chances of strokes are far higher in smokers

-Chances of heart diseases are higher in smokers

-Lung diseases such as emphysema are very common in smokers

-Your risk of vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s increase

-There are many others, the list of diseases caused or related to smoking seems endless…

It’s selfish

-Your chances of dying prematurely as a smoker are increased

-It’s estimated that smoking costs the NHS £2.5 billion a year

-You can indirectly kill others with 2nd hand smoke

-It’s bad for the environment as cigarettes usually have plastic in their filters