Quitting smoking is never going to be an easy task but it’s one that’s definitely worth fighting for. In case you were low on motivation we’ve prepared some reasons that might spur you on to take part in this year’s No Smoking Day.

Help your health

The health benefits of giving up smoking are enormous, the most important one being that you’ll live longer. Just 20 minutes after you finish your last cigarette, your body starts the long road to recovery. It doesn’t matter how old you are, you’ll still see the same health benefits. With our Quitting Smoking Timeline you can keep track of your health progress as you quit.


There’s also the cost factor - If you smoke 10 cigarettes a day for a whole year then that’s £1387 of your hard earned cash gone! Check out the Cost of Smoking to learn just how much you could save by ditching tobacco and what you could buy with that all that extra money.

Second-hand harm

Smoking is not only dangerous to your own health but extremely harmful to those around you too. Children have small lungs that are still developing, which means they take shallower breaths and inhale more smoke than adults. This can lead to asthma/breathing problems and even cot death.

Pets also have small lungs and lick smoke particles off their fur through grooming. Second hand smoke increases the risk of cancer in dogs and breathing problems in cats. If they eat a cig, it can be fatal!

If you want to learn more about the impact of smoking on everything from your health to the environment, or about other smoking related topics, you can Get the Facts in time for NSD. There are countless reasons why you might want to quit smoking but whatever your reasons, make sure you always keep them in mind. Having that motivation can make all the difference.

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