Frequently Asked Questions
It's never too late! Stopping at any age will increase your life expectancy, provided that you stop before you develop cancer or another serious disease.
- Within the first 24 hours your blood pressure and lungs will be showing improvement.
- After three months your circulation and breathing should have improved noticeably.
- After five years, your risk of having a heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker.
- After ten years, your risk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a smoker.
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Other questions that may be useful…
- How can I help someone close to me give up smoking?
- How can I manage my withdrawal and recovery symptoms, including cravings?
- I've tried to give up many times, but always fail - what else can I do?
- What are the first steps towards giving up?
- What if I start smoking again?
- What support is available to me?
- What withdrawal and recovery symptoms can I expect?
- Will I gain weight?
If possible find out if anyone else such as friends, relatives or work colleagues want to quit as you could suggest quitting together. This provides you with support and the other person knows what you’re going through.