When you start thinking about stopping you might find yourself coming up with excuses NOT to stop, for example:
‘This isn’t the right time’
There are times when it may be more difficult to stop, for example, when you are under a lot of stress. But this can also be used as an excuse. Ideally the best time to stop is as soon as possible.
‘I may put on weight’
Many people are afraid of putting on weight when they stop. However, although some people do put on weight, others don’t and some even lose weight. But remember that even if you do put on a few pounds the health benefits of giving up smoking far outweigh the weight gain.
For more information: http://www.canstopsmoking.com/
Did you know that within:
blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal
circulation starts improving
carbon monoxide is removed from the body
the bronchial tubes begin to relax, making breathing easier
circulation improves throughout the whole body
Lung function improves 5 - 10%
The risk of heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker
The risk of lung cancer is half that of a smoker
The risk of a heart attack is the same as someone who has never smoked
Here’s a thought:
If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day you could be spending over £2500 a year on cigarettes! How else could you use that money?