Stay positive! Focus on how many cigarettes you haven't smoked...

Stay positive! Focus on how many cigarettes you haven't smoked...

During the early days of quitting smoking it can sometimes be quite difficult to try and stay positive.

Depending on how long you have stopped smoking for and how many you used to smoke, have you tried to calculate the amount of cigarettes that you haven't smoked?

This is also a useful exercise if you are feeling a bit low for having given in and smoked the odd one or two. Sooooo.... instead of focussing on the ones you have had, think about the amount YOU HAVEN'T SMOKED!

Sarah, one of our lovely Stop Smoking Advisors here within our team has put together the following which I thought would be great to share with you;

Quitting smoking means that you wouldn't have smoked.....

10-a-day smoker

70 = 1 week

140 = 2 weeks

210 = 3 weeks

280 = 4 weeks

560 = 8 weeks

840 = 12 weeks

1,120 = 16 weeks

15-a-day smoker

105 = 1 week

210 = 2 weeks

315 = 3 weeks

420 = 4 weeks

840 = 8 weeks

1,260 = 12 weeks

1,680 = 16 weeks

20-a-day smoker

140 = 1 week

280 = 2 weeks

420 =3 weeks

560 = 4 weeks

1,120 = 8 weeks

1,680 = 12 weeks

2,240 = 16 weeks

30-a-day smoker

210 = 1 week

420 = 2 weeks

630 = 3 weeks

840 = 4 weeks

1,680 = 8 weeks

2,520 =12 weeks

3,360 = 16 weeks

40-a-day smoker

280 = 1 week

560 = 2 weeks

840 = 3 weeks

1,120 = 4 weeks

2,240 = 8 weeks

3,360 = 12 weeks

4,480 = 16 weeks

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