Over 8 million people in England smoke. Smoking continues to be the major cause of premature death, with nearly 80,000 smoking related deaths every year. The cost of smoking to the NHS has been estimated at over £2.7 billion, with secondhand smoking costing the NHS a further £217 million per year.
There are lots of reasons why you might stop smoking:
Reduce the risks to your health
Your body will begin to repair itself as soon as you stop smoking, and what’s more, you’ll go on feeling the health benefits for the rest of your life. You’ll reduce your risk of developing cancer, heart disease, and lung disease.
Look better and feel more confident
Smoking can make you look 10-20 years older. It causes a sallow, wrinkled appearance, stained teeth and gums, and discoloured fingernails.
Better sense of taste and smell
Stopping smoking gives a boost to your sense of smell and taste.
At today’s prices, someone smoking 20 cigarettes a day will spend over £72,000 on cigarettes during the next 20 years. Imagine what you could do with all that extra cash!
When you stop smoking, your energy levels quickly start to improve.
When you stop smoking, your levels of anxiety, depression and stress will decrease.
Do it for your family
It’s one of the best things you can do for your loved ones. By quitting smoking, you’ll protect the health of those around you, which will make a huge difference to you and your family. You’ll also improve your fertility levels, and your chance of a healthy pregnancy and baby.
There are so many reasons to quit smoking for good. Whatever your reasons, never give up giving up…