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Quit Smoking - Improve Your Life!

Immediate Rewards

There is no safe amount of cigarette smoke. When you smoke, the chemicals in tobacco reach your lungs quickly every time you inhale. Your blood carries the toxins to every organ in your body. But after you quit, your body begins to heal within 20 minutes of your last cigarette. The nicotine leaves your body within three days. As your body starts to repair itself, you may feel worse instead of better. Withdrawal can be difficult, but it’s a sign that your body is healing.

Long-Term Rewards

Quitting can help you add years to your life. Smokers who quit before age 40 reduce their chance of dying too early from smoking-related diseases by about 90 percent. Those who quit by age 45–54 reduce their chance of dying too early by about two-thirds. You can take control of your health by quitting and staying smoke-free. When you quit, you’ll also protect your loved ones from dangerous secondhand smoke. You’ll set a good example and show your family that a life without cigarettes is possible.

Stay on Track - Remind Remind yourself of the Rewards of Quiting:-
  • 20 minutes: heart rate, blood pressure drop.
  • 12 hours: carbon monoxide in the bloodstream drops to normal.
  • 2 weeks–3 months: circulation, improved lung function; drop in heart attack risk.
  • 1–9 months: cough less, breathe easier.
  • 1 year: risk of coronary heart disease cut in half.
  • 2–5 years: risk of cancer of mouth, throat, stroke risk is reduced to that of a non-smoker.
  • 10 years: half as likely to die from lung cancer; risk of kidney cancer decreases.
  • 15 years: risk of coronary heart disease same as non-smoker’s risk.

Quitting Benefits & Outcomes

  • Improve Brain functioning - break the addiction cycle.
  • Sharper hearing.
  • Better vision and eyesight.
  • Clean and fresh mouth.
  • Clear and glowing skin.
  • Decreased heart risks.
  • Lower cholesterol.
  • Stop lung damage.
  • Lower cancer risk.
  • Smaller and more attractive belly.
  • Sexual health and healing.
  • Normal white blood cell count.
  • Stronger immune system.
  • Strong muscles and bones.
  • More energy and less stress.
  • Less eye and throat irritation.
  • Reduction in smoker’s cough.
  • Improved sense of taste and smell.
  • Overall start to “feeling better” within two weeks.
  • Fewer colds and respiratory infections.
  • Lower high blood pressure.

 

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See for Yourself how much Money you can Save by Quitting!

The Benefits You Experience When You Quit Smoking!

1 Day after Quitting

  • You have saved about R50.
  • Your carbon monoxide levels are normal.
  • Your blood oxygen level is normal.
  • You could by yourself a book to read or a pot plant.

1 Week after Quitting

  • You have saved about R350.
  • Your nerve endings have started to re-grow.
  • Your sense of smell and taste are beginning to return to normal.
  • You can take the family for a nice meal or a movie.
  • You could by yourself a gift to celebrate!

1 Month after Quitting

  • You have saved about R1575.
  • Your skin starts to look clearer, brighter and younger.
  • You are starting to breathe better.
  • Your clothes, home and car are now smelling fresher.
  • You can put the money towards a weekend away with your family or friends.

1 Year after Quitting

  • You have saved about +- R19 000.
  • You have saved the equivalent of the average monthly salary of a Personal Assistant.
  • You will suffer fewer coughs and colds.

So What is Holding You Back?

Many people want to quit but hold on to excuses to keep smoking. Learn more by selecting the tabs below:-

Heavy smokers have a higher chance of getting diseases such as COPD and lung cancer but light smokers get them too. Light smokers also have a much higher chance of having a heart attack or stroke than non-smokers do. Quit smoking and your risk of getting a smoking-related disease drops dramatically.