Every cigarette you don’t smoke is doing you good. Think about what your life as a non-smoker would be like: more money, more time, better health.
Smoking is expensive! With the money you save you could buy yourself something you’ve been wanting, pay off your credit card or go on a holiday.
Every packet of cigarettes you smoke takes around 2½ hours of your time. Imagine what else you could do with that time?
You won’t smell of cigarettes and your sense of smell will improve.
Your health will start improving as soon as you stop smoking. Here are some of the changes you’ll experience when you stop smoking.
|Time since your last cigarette||Health benefits|
|20 minutes||Your blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal.|
|8 hours||Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in your blood are reduced and oxygen levels return to normal.|
|24 hours||Carbon monoxide is eliminated from your body and your lungs become clearer.|
|48 hours||Your body is clear of nicotine and taste and smell improve.|
|72 hours||You can breathe easier, your energy levels and sport performance improve.|
|3-9 months||You become healthier; coughs, wheezing and breathing problems are improved, and your lungs are functioning better.|
|1 year||Your lungs are healthier and you can breathe and exercise better.|
|5 years||Your risk of a heart attack is reduced to half that of a smoker.|
|10 years||Your risk of lung cancer reduces to half that of a smoker. Your risk of heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.|