SMOKING

Thinking of quitting?

Now is the right time to quit. Every cigarette causes you real harm and quitting smoking is healthier for you and your family. 

There's lots of free support to help you quit now.

Smoking and you

Smoking damages your body in many ways. From the day-to-day effects on your heart and your breathing, to longer-term smoking-related diseases such as heart disease, cancer and stroke. Your smoke can harm your family's health, too.

No matter how long you've smoked for, quitting can help improve your health straight away.

Harming your health

1 in 2 long-term smokers dies from a smoking-related disease. Smoking causes around 90% of lung cancers and is also linked to cancer in other parts of the body, heart disease, lung disease and other serious conditions. Find out more about how smoking can harm your health.

Smoking and your family

Over 80% of cigarette smoke is invisible and odourless, so no matter how careful you think you're being your family still breathes in more harmful chemicals than you think. This puts your children at risk of serious illness, including meningitis, cancer, bronchitis and pneumonia.

Smoking and pregnancy

Quitting smoking is the best thing you and your partner can do for your baby. The risks of smoking during pregnancy are serious, from premature delivery to increased risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and sudden infant death.

Why quit?

If you smoke, quitting is one of the best things you'll ever do for your health. As soon as you stop smoking you'll see the benefits to your everyday life, health and wallet. And your family will thank you for it, too.

Be the healthiest you

You'll be surprised at how quickly you see the benefits once you stub out that last cigarette. Your breathing and general fitness will improve, your skin will look better and your sense of taste will return. And that's just the start – find out how quitting can change your life.

For your family

Your family mean the world to you and secondhand smoke is harmful to them, especially children. The best way to protect your loved ones is to quit smoking. This will reduce their risk of asthma attacks, ear infections and cancers.

Save money now

Quitting smoking is not only good for your health, it's really good for your wallet. Smoking is expensive and it all adds up. On average, most people who quit save around £250 each month. What else could you spend that money on?

Quit now!

There are lots of ways to quit, from using nicotine replacement therapies or e-cigarettes, to free quit tools and expert support from local NHS stop smoking services. You can put together a package that fits into your lifestyle.

What are you waiting for? You can quit today!

Free support

Want to quit but aren't sure where to start? There is a lot of FREE support on offer – from a Quit Kit to support emails and a smartphone app. By choosing the support that's right for you, you'll be boosting your chances of quitting.

Stop smoking aids

Curb those nicotine cravings and improve your chances of quitting with stop smoking aids. There are plenty of treatments out there and they can give you the extra support you need to kick the habit for good. Many smokers also find e-cigarettes a helpful way to manage their cravings.

Find support locally

Did you know you're up to 4 times more likely to quit successfully with free expert advice and help from your local stop smoking service? They can give you the extra boost you need, whatever other support you choose. You can also get help from your GP or pharmacist.

Other Health Information

Are you drinking too much?

From making you gain weight to increasing your risk of cancer, alcohol can have serious effects on your body. It's important to know how much you are drinking and the easy ways you can cut back.

Find out more about drinking