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Why become Smokefree?

There’s loads of benefits to quitting smoking, some that start straight away!

Finance

The average smoker will save over £250 a month by not smoking. Use our cost calculator below to find out how much you can save! Every cigarette you don’t smoke, saves you money. What else could you spend that money on? A night out? A holiday? A new car?

 

For health

Stopping smoking can make a huge impact on your health, in ways that you might not expect! It’s never too late to stop smoking, here’s why:
After 20 minutes: Pulse rate returns to normal
After 8 hours: Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by more than half and oxygen levels return to normal
After 48 hours: Carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body. Lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris
After 72 hours: Breathing becomes easier and your energy levels start to increase
After 2-12 weeks: Your circulation improves, and blood pumps around the body much easier
After 3-9 months: Coughs and breathing problems should reduce as your lung function increases by up to 10%
After 1 year: Your risk of heart disease is about half of a person who is still smoking
After 10 years: Your risk of lung cancer falls to half of that of a smoker
After 15 years: Risk of a heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.

 

For your family

Did you know your children are much more likely to become smokers if you smoke around them?
Also, when you smoke around your family, they will be breathing in the harmful poisons found in second hand smoke.
That’s why there’s a law that makes it illegal to smoke in a vehicle, with someone under 18 present.

 

Ready to quit? Why don’t you contact us today to see how Healthy Sandwell can support you. Fill in the referral form or call us on 0800 011 4656.


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