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No Smoking Day 2022: Time to kick the habit!


Today is No Smoking Day – the perfect time to kick the habit and give up for good.

As well as improving your health, binning the cigs will save you a pretty penny, protect your loved ones from second hand smoke and even make you look better (better than any anti-ageing cream!).

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There are so many reasons to quit. Here are just a few from the NHS website:

  • Within nine months of stopping smoking your lung capacity improves by up to 10%
  • Within 2 to 12 weeks of quitting your blood circulation improves, making walking, running and climbing stairs a whole lot easier
  • Quitting smoking increases oxygen in the blood, reducing tiredness and headaches
  • When you stop smoking your sense of taste and smell improves
  • Your skin becomes more supple and youthful looking when you stop smoking
  • Ex-smokers have whiter teeth and sweeter breath
  • While many people smoke to manage anxiety, stopping smoking actually lowers your stress and anxiety levels in the long run
  • Men who quit by the age of 30 add ten years to their life and those who quit by the age of 60 add three.

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Feeling motivated? Let us help you take the first step!

Have a look at the Stopping Smoking page on our Living Well website and start your journey to a smoke-free life today.

Stopping smoking – Living Well East Ayrshire