Are you thinking of quitting smoking?
Research has shown that if you quit for 28 days, you’re 5 times more likely to quit for good.
The Stoptober campaign has helped over 2 million people quit smoking.
Approximately 25,000 people die each year from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in England: twice the European average. Around 86% of these deaths are caused by smoking.
The sooner you quit, the sooner you will notice changes:
After 48 hours:
All carbon monoxide is flushed out. Your lungs are clearing out mucus and your senses of taste and smell are improving.
After 72 hours:
If you notice that breathing feels easier, it’s because your bronchial tubes have started to relax. Also your energy will be increasing.
After 2 – 12 weeks:
Blood will be pumping to your heart and muscles much better because your circulation will have improved.
After 3-9 months:
Any coughs, wheezing or breathing problems will be improving as your lung function increases by up to 10%.
After 1 year:
Great news! Your risk of heart attack will have halved compared with a smoker’s
After 10 years:
More great news!
Your risk of death from lung cancer will have halved compared with a smoker’s.
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