How to Stop smoking
It's important that you stop smoking because you want to. If your reasons for quitting outweigh your reasons for continuing to smoke then you are ready to quit.
So plan to stop - Choose the right time for you.
The benefits are immediate - start by listing your reasons for stopping; these could include:
â€¢Saving money: smoking 20 cigarettes a day for a year costs the equivalent of a round the world air ticket and back.
â€¢Fresher smelling breath, hair and clothes.
â€¢Breathing more easily.
â€¢Helping to reduce pollution.
â€¢Feeling good about yourself for having stopped.
â€¢Less chance of getting lung cancer. After 10 to 15 years of not smoking again an ex smokers risk is only slightly greater than that of someone who has never smoked.
â€¢No more morning cough.
â€¢More control over your life.
â€¢Less likely to have a heart attack. After 10 to 15 years of not smoking again the relative risk of a heart attack is reduced almost to the evil of a non smoker.
â€¢Remind yourself that you haven't failed until you stop trying.