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Stop Smoking Day 11/3/2020

Posted on March 8th, 2020

Wednesday 11th March is ‘Stop Smoking Day’. To celebrate this day we wanted to share with you some helpful advice regarding help stopping smoking. We know it can be tough but we want to support you.

Many smokers want to quit but aren’t sure about the best way to go about it. There’s lots of free support on offer and by using the support that’s right for you, you’ll be boosting your chance of quitting.

Thousands of people have quit for good with our help, and studies show you’re 3 times as likely to quit successfully if you use a combination of stop smoking medicine and specialist help and support from your local Stop Smoking Service.

Stopping smoking can make a drastic improvement to your lifestyle and health in ways you might not expect. Once you stop smoking, some of the benefits are immediate and some are longer-term.

“I’ve been stopped for 17 weeks now. I’m proud of myself and the best thing is being able to do more exercise and not waking up with a sore chest anymore.”
Sian-Marie, 20-30 a day for 13 years

Find out how quickly you’ll notice the benefits of stopping

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 48 hours

There is no nicotine in the body. Ability to taste and smell is improved.

After 72 hours

Breathing becomes easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase.

After 2-12 weeks

Your circulation improves.

After 3-9 months

Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung function increases by up to 10%.

After 1 year

Risk of heart disease is about half compared with a person who is still smoking.

After 10 years

Risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker.

After 15 years

Risk of heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.

For help stopping smoking contact the surgery now: use askmyGP and we can refer you to the local service called ‘OneYou’ who are experts in helping people to stop smoking.

Remember: We are here to help you quit smoking!

Information taken from (where more is available): NHS Smokefree

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