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5 GOOD REASONS TO QUIT SMOKING





1. LIVE LONGER- LIVE BETTER!


Smoking is one of the biggest causes of death and illness in the UK.

Every year around 78,000 people in the UK die from smoking, with many more living with debilitating smoking-related illnesses.


But don't lose heart - by giving up smoking, you can very quickly start to make positive improvements to your health and increase your chances of living a long and healthy life.

Take a look at these encouraging stats...

After 20 minutes ................... Check your pulse rate, it will already be starting to return to normal.

After 8 hours ..................... Your oxygen levels are recovering, and the harmful carbon monoxide level in your blood will have reduced by half.


After 48 hours ....................... All carbon monoxide is flushed out. Your lungs are clearing out mucus and senses of taste and smell are improving.

After 72 hours ....................... Your bronchial tubes have started to relax and breathing feels easier.

Also your energy will be increasing.

After 2 to 12 weeks ................ Blood will be pumping through to your heart and muscles much better because your circulation will have improved.

After 3 to 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.


https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/quit-smoking/



2. IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF YOUR FAMILY/THOSE YOU LIVE WITH


Breathing in secondhand smoke, also known as passive smoking, increases your risk of getting the same health conditions as smokers. Babies and children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of secondhand smoke, as well as the unborn child. By stopping smoking you will also be contributing to the improved health of your loved ones.



3. FEEL MORE RELAXED!


A common misconception is that smoking helps you to relax or de-stress. In reality, not one of the 4000 chemicals in tobacco is a relaxant or reduces stress in any way. The chemicals that are there are stimulants and make you more stressed. In fact the research says that by the time a smoker gets to middle age, they're 80% more likely to suffer from clinical depression or serious anxiety as a direct result of their smoking



4. SMELL BETTER!


Your breath, your clothes, your house will smell fresher and cleaner- what better incentive to give up?!



5. SAVE MONEY!


By giving up smoking, you could give yourself a pay rise.

Even if you smoke just 10 cigarettes a day at £10 per pack of 20, you could save nearly £2000 a year!


Use this handy cost calculator to estimate your own potential savings savings.https://www.nhsinform.scot/stopping-smoking/calculate-my-savings


What will you spend the money on instead?



Are you thinking of giving up? Great decision - let me help you!

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