Download our simple to follow 4-week Smoking Guide that can be used to help keep track of your smoking habits.
Many smokers who give up are shocked by how great they feel!
They have more money, feel more in control, are less concerned about their health, look and feel better, their skin appears healthier, and they have more energy when they walk, play with their children, or engage in other physical activity. They also don’t smell like smoke.
- Nicotine is completely removed from the body after two days. Your taste and smell buds get better.
- Your breathing becomes easier after 3 days as the airways start to relax.
- Your circulation improves after two to four weeks, making it easier for you to run and walk.
- Your lung function increases by up to 10% after 3 to 9 months, which reduces coughing and breathing issues.
- Your risk of suffering a heart attack is cut in half after one to three years.
Since the average smoker smokes 13 cigarettes per day, or 364 cigarettes per month, you will save money. You might save £141 per month and £1,391.43 annually by quitting smoking.
If you’re serious about quitting, you can get support from a variety of sources, including your doctor, your local NHS Stop Smoking Service, and your pharmacy. There is a tonne of free assistance available, and by using the support that is best for you, your chances of quitting will increase.
Contacting your GP
Many people are unaware that their doctor can assist them in quitting smoking. However, there are several things that your doctor can do, including sign you up for a “stop smoking” clinic and prescribe Champix or nicotine replacement treatment like patches or gum.
Support is available through the NHS Stop Smoking Helpline at 0800 022 4332; in Ireland, dial 1800 201 203
They offer helpful tips and information on how to stop smoking. Face-to-face discussions about all your possibilities will ensure that you increase your chances of success. Make an appointment to visit your doctor or the NHS Stop Smoking Service in your area. It might start the process of giving up smoking.
Do you intend to stop smoking? According to research, your chance of successfully quitting is increased by 5 times if you give up for 28 days.
There has never been a better moment to stop smoking than when Stoptober starts on October 1!
The finest thing you can do for your health and the health of those around you is to stop smoking. Quitting is never too late. The advantages will become apparent right away, not only for your financial situation but also for your health. You can see how much money you’re saving using the Stoptober app (available on the App Store and Google Play), and you can sign up to receive a daily email to increase your commitment. You can also get more individualised support or join the community of people trying to quit smoking.