Benefit of quitting

Tobacco is killing you
  • killing 78,000 people in England each year (1).
  • There are approximately 600 ingredients in cigarettes (2).
  • When burned, cigarettes create more than 7,000 chemicals​
  • At least 69 of these chemicals are known to cause cancer, and many are toxic.

(1) World Lung Foundation/American Cancer Society. The Tobacco Atlas. Accessed March 2018​
(2) Public Health England 2019

Get my health back within 20 minutes of quitting
20 Minutes Your blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal​
8 hours Carbon monoxide in your blood reduced by half and oxygen level returns to normal. ​This means you will be less prone to coughs and colds​. Every cell in your body will benefit​
72 hours Breathing becomes easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase​. Sense of taste returns​
3 monthsCoughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung function increase by 10%​. Skin appearance and dental hygiene improves.​
1 year Risk of heart attack reduced to half that of a smoker.
5 yearsRisk of stroke reduced to half that of a smoker​.
10 yearsRisk of death from lung cancer reduced to half that of a smoker​.
How much can I save?

Average pack of 20 cigarettes now costs £10.76 in the UK ​

Cigarettes per day5102040
Weekly savings£18.83​£37.66​£75.32​£150.64​
Monthly savings£81.83​£163.66​£327.32​£654.64​
Yearly savings£981.85​£1,963.70£3,927.40​£7,854.80​

reference: 2018 Budget