Quitting - Health and Lifestyle Benefits

How will my health benefit?

  • You will reduce your risk of developing illness, disability or death caused by cancer, heart or lung disease.
  • You will reduce your risk of gangrene or amputation caused by circulatory problems.
  • You will protect the health of those around you by not exposing them to secondhand smoke.
  • You will reduce the chances of your children suffering from asthma or glue ear.
  • You will improve your fertility levels and your chance of a healthy pregnancy and baby.
  • You will improve your breathing and general fitness.
  • You will enjoy the taste of food more.

How will my lifestyle improve?

  • You will save money - as much as several hundred pounds a month, if you're a heavy smoker.
  • You will no longer smell of stale tobacco.
  • The appearance of your skin and teeth will improve.
  • You will feel more confident in social situations - you won't be worrying about the secondhand smoke you create anymore.
  • As a non-smoker, you may even find you get approached more often by potential new friends and partners when out socializing.
  • Your home will smell fresh and you will no longer be staining your walls with nicotine.
  • You will reduce the risk of fire in the home. 

For more information go to http://smokefree.nhs.uk/quit-tools/my-body/
Stop Smoking Helpline 08088128008