"It's never too late to make a positive change"
Regardless of how long you have smoked for, quitting smoking will greatly improve your health. The benefits of stopping smoking can be experienced almost immediately. See below for how long it takes for the changes to take effect.
Blood pressure returns to normal
Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by half.
Carbon monoxide is eliminated from the body. Lung start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris.
There is no nicotine in your body. Ability to smell and taste is greatly improved.
Breathing becomes easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase.
Your circulation improves
Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung function increases by up to 10%.
Risk of heart attack falls to about half compared to a person who is still smoking.
Risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker. Risk of heart attack falls to the same as one who has never smoked.
Our top tips
make a plan
Create a quit date and stop smoking then.
make a list of reasons to stop
Whether it is to save money, improve your health, or for your family, having a motivation to stop smoking can help you stay on track.
The best way of stopping smoking is with a combination of medication and specialist support.
Keeping yourself busy such as exercising, reading or catching up with friends can help curb temptations.
Why stop smoking?
IMPROVES LUNG AND HEART HEALTH
IMPROVES QUALITY OF LIFE
FOOD TASTES BETTER
We can offer you support and motivation to quit smoking and can refer you to SmokeFree Hampshire, who offer a 1:1 quit smoking service.