Facts About Smoking
More than 85 percent of those who try to quit on their own relapse, most within a week. (Source)
The average 20-a-day smoker spends over £3,000 a year on cigarettes.
Smoking replacement products such as gum, patches and e-cigs contain nicotine – one of the addictive chemical in cigarettes. We are seeing an increasing number of clients who can’t beat their addiction to these products, and an alarming number who are using nicotine replacement products and still smoking! If you have found that you are relying heavily on nicotine replacement products, and / or still smoking, we can help.
What happens when you give up smoking:
20 minutes after quitting – The heart level and blood pressure drop back to normal levels
12 hours after quitting – The level of Carbon Monoxide in the blood returns to normal
2 weeks after quitting – Circulation and Lung Function improve
1 – 9 weeks after quitting – Coughing and Shortness of breath become less pronounced. The tiny hairs in the lungs (cilla) work normally again and clean the lungs to reduce the risk of infection
1 year after quitting – The risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker.
5 years after quitting – the risk of contracting mouth, throat, esophagus and bladder cancer is half that of a smoker. The risk of cervical cancer and strokes fall too.
10 years after quitting – the risk of dying from lung cancer is half that of a smoker. risk of pancreatic cancer and larynx cancer also decreases
15 years after quitting – The risk of heart disease is the same as a person who has never smoked.