Quitting is the best thing you’ll ever do, and you’re in the right place to do it.
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Find out how quickly you'll notice the benefits of stopping
After 20 minutes
Blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal.
After 8 hours
Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by half and oxygen levels return to normal.
After 24 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 greatly 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 falls to about half compared with a person who is still smoking.
After 10 years
Risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker. Risk of heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.
After 15 years
Risk of heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.
Smoking and Covid-19 risks
Smoking harms the immune system, reducing the body’s natural protection against infections, like coronavirus.
Mums-to-be and partners supported to quit smoking on No Smoking Day
No Smoking Day is taking place on Wednesday 11 March 2020.
No Smoking Day 2020
Want to use an E-cig to quit this No Smoking Day? We can help.