Quitting Smoking

Why quit smoking?
"Because it's bad for you."

FACT: By quitting smoking you will live longer.



Your life expectancy, (not including Cancer) is between 8 and 12 years less than someone who doesn't smoke!

I know...
You've been smoking for over twenty years, you know the dangers of smoking, but the damage is done.
So you might as well carry on.


Yes, you have damaged your body.
But if you stop now, some of it is reversible, and you will at least not do any more damage.



Quit smoking timeline

If you were to stop smoking right now.
  • After about 8 hours The Carbon monoxide level in your blood would drop to normal levels, and the level of oxygen would increase.
  • 24 hours without a cigarette will see nicotine levels dropping

  • Not smoking for 48 hours will see an amazing difference in your ability to smell and taste (You'll be able to smell someone who smokes twenty feet away.) The damage done by smoking to your nerve endings will start to be reversed.
  • Going 72 hours without a smoke will eliminate Nicotine from your blood. Your lungs will also be expelling some mucus deposits which have been blocking your lungs. (You might start to cough a bit)
  • By 3 weeks your lungs will have up to 30% better function, and your circulation will have improved. Best of all you will have broken the habit.
  • 9 Months to a year after quitting smoking. The hairs that line your lungs should be back to normal doing their job of filtering the air you breathe, keeping down the risk of infections, and your breathing should be virtually free of wheezing. Your energy levels will be far greater than when you were smoking.
  • After one to five years your risk of having a heart attack is half that of someone who smokes.
  • Ten years after quitting, your risk of lung cancer is about the same as a non smoker

You might also find by quitting smoking, your sex life will improve.

Impotence is 85% more common in smokers than in non smokers

The fact that you are here, looking at this page, means that you have at least an interest in your health and future well being.

Giving up smoking is probably the one most important thing you can do to improve and prolong your life.

I speak from experience,



"I KNOW how hard it is to quit smoking.

I stopped smoking on 1st January 1994, and as today is the 28th of October 2009, that makes fifteen years ten months and counting.

It was possibly the hardest,
but the best thing I have ever done."

The pages in this section are filled with help and ideas, to enable you to stop smoking now, and quit smoking forever.

So do youself a favour

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