BENEFITS OF QUITTING
Quitting smoking is one of the best things you’ll ever do for your health. Many smokers want to quit but aren’t sure of the best way to go about it.
How hard is it to quit smoking?
The least effective method is to try to quit unaided (going ‘cold turkey’). You’re four times more likely to quit with our free support than if you go it alone. By using the support that’s right for you, you’ll be boosting your chance of success.
Here’s one of our Health Coaches, Alison, who gives some tips on how you can quit smoking:
View our Smoking Cessation Timetable 2020 to find out what where and when our smoking cessation clinics are this year.
For your health
What happens when you quit smoking? From the moment you stop smoking, your body starts its recovery process. Within just 72 hours, your breathing will become easier. Your bronchial tubes begin to relax and your energy levels will increase. Other benefits include:
- Your sense of taste will return and you will enjoy the taste of food more.
- Your fertility levels will improve, along with your chances of having a healthy pregnancy and baby.
- You’ll experience less stress and lower anxiety.
For your friends and family
More than 80% of second-hand smoke is invisible and odourless, so no matter how careful you think you’re being, your friends and family still breathe in harmful poisons.
This puts them at risk of illnesses including cancer, heart disease and lung disease. By quitting and not exposing them to second-hand smoke, you will protect the health of your loved ones.
For your wallet
Smoking is an expensive habit and you might not realise how much you’re spending on cigarettes. On average, most people will save around £135 each month by quitting.
The adds up to over £1,600 per year. Think of the other things you could be spending that money on too!
Your local stop smoking service in Haringey
Our service will provide you with advice, support and encouragement to help you to quit smoking. We’ll tailor your be smoke free programme to your specific needs and give you advice on what stop smoking aids would help you to quit smoking.
Find out what types of stop smoking aids are available on our blog post, 3 easy ways to quit smoking.
If you’d like to become smoke free this year, sign up to our Be Smoke Free programme (Select ‘Be Smoke Free’ from the dropdown menu.)
“The detox can be quite cruel at times, and it really had an impact on my sleep quality and energy levels. I have now been smoke free for three weeks and am very determined to keep to stay smoke free.”
“My first 24 hours without a cigarette were quite hard. I was concerned that I wasn’t going to be able to keep smoke free. I kept reminding myself of all the reasons I needed to do this, and that it would be worth it in the end.”
“I have been smoking for 50 years. The first time I tried to quit 2 years ago was unsuccessful. Since joining One You Haringey I feel more determined and motivated to quit”
“I have been smoking for 36 years. My coach has been fantastic, and I’ve been smoke free for a week”
“I am cutting down from smoking 20 a day because I want to start a family”
“All I can say is: When I came to One You I was a heavy smoker and my lungs were on fire! One You helped me extinguish the flames!”
“I managed to stop smoking after 20 years of trying.”
“I have given up smoking for 4 months!”