Advantages from stopping smoking - A Guide to Stop Smoking

These are many and include:

  • Improved health and the chance of living a normal lifespan.
  • Save money: if you smoke 20 cigarettes in a day then this can cost as much as £2,000 in a year.
  • Improved skin and hair which means a younger looking you.
  • Food and drink taste much better (smoking adversely affects your sense of taste and smell).
  • You will no longer smell like an ashtray.
  • Removes the risk of damaging your children’s health through passive smoking.
  • Cheaper premiums with insurance policies.
  • Reduces the risks of complications during pregnancy.

Quitting smoking requires a degree of willpower but what also helps is support from family and friends. Avoid people who try and tempt you to have ‘one more cigarette’ or wave cigarettes in front of you even though they know that you are giving up.

What you want are people who are on your side and are prepared to offer help and support whenever needed. Enlist their help.

It can be a long, hard slog and there may be occasions when you give in to the cravings but it can help if you understand your smoking before you stop. This means keeping a record of when you smoke, what triggers the desire to smoke and when. What times of the day do you want to smoke? Do you want to smoke if you have had a bad day or are stressed? Are you more likely to smoke on your own or with others?

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