Thinking about quitting smoking? Here’s some motivation!

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Thinking about quitting smoking? Here’s some motivation!

Quit smoking

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

Diseases

-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

IT’S POINTLESS!