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Quitting is the best thing you'll ever do

Stopping smoking can make a drastic improvement to your lifestyle and health in ways you might not expect. Once you stop smoking, some of the benefits are immediate and some are longer-term.

I've quit for 17 weeks now. I'm proud of myself and the best thing is being able to do more exercise and not waking up with a sore chest anymore.

Sian-Marie, 20-30 a day for 13 years

For you

  • You will save money - the average smoker has 13 cigarettes a day, which works out as 364 cigarettes a month. That's £141 a month and £1,696 a year that you could be saving by not smoking. Use our cost calculator to work out how much you could save

  • Your sense of taste will return and you will enjoy the taste of food more.

  • Your breathing and general fitness will improve.

  • The appearance of your skin and teeth will improve.

  • You'll be more confident in social situations because you won't smell of stale smoke any more.

  • Your fertility levels will improve, along with your chances of having a healthy pregnancy and baby.

There are also real benefits for your family and friends

  • You will protect the health of those around you by not exposing them to second-hand smoke, however careful you think you are being. Read the facts about second-hand smoke

  • You will reduce the chances of your children suffering from bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma attacks, meningitis and ear infections.