Its never too late to give up smoking and the rewards speak for themselves. But those who smoke or have smoked know it is not easy. Research shows that smokers who quit having received support are four times more likely to succeed.
Cigarettes contain around 4000 chemicals including ingredients such as rat poison, rocket fuel and nail polish remover.
There are immediate health benefits from the moment you stub out your last cigarette and decide to quit smoking
Time after stopping smoking
The improvements to your health
|20 minutes||Your blood pressure and pulse return to normal|
|24 hours||Carbon monoxide is eliminated from the body|
|72 hours||Energy levels increase and your breathing|
|5 years||Risk of heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker|
|10 years||Risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker and risk of a|
heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never
There are several ways to get the free, friendly and flexible support you need to stop smoking:
You can speak with your local GP or community pharmacy
You can also contact The Colchester and Tendring Stop Smoking Support Service who have specially trained advisers in your area, offering support, encouragement, information and advice. For more information, contact 0800 731 2656 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the NHS Stop Smoking service website (see useful links section of this page).