Quit Smoking for 2015

If you’re a smoker, giving it up will be the biggest single step to improve your health.

Smoking is responsible for one in every five deaths in adults aged over 35 in England, and half of all long-term smokers will die prematurely due to a smoking-related disease.

Giving up smoking increases your chances of living a longer and healthier life, even if you’ve smoked for 40 years. You’ll start to notice the benefits soon after quitting. For example:


  • after one month your skin will be clearer, brighter and more hydrated
  • after three to nine months your breathing will have improved, and you will no longer have a cough or wheeze
  • after one year your risk of heart attack and heart disease will have fallen to about half that of a smoker



We all know that smoking is bad for our health, but did you know that smoking can alter your appearance? The Smoking Time Machine ages you ten or twenty years as a smoker and a non-smoker, allowing you to see the potential effects of smoking on premature aging, including deeper wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, grey pallor to the face, and sagging jowls.


Need more help to quit smoking?

Find out practical, quick and simple steps you can take NOW to quit smoking successfully.
NHS – Stop Smoking website page

No Smoking Day 2015 will be on March 11, but you can quit smoking on any day of the year.