Quitting is the best thing you'll ever do
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 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.