Do you know all the benefits of quitting smoking?

Take the quiz below and see how well you do.

Smoking & your taste buds

Within 48 hours of stopping smoking, food and drink could start to taste better?


You will start to see a change in your taste buds within 48 hours

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Smoking damages your taste buds on your tongue and in your mouth. When you quit smoking you’ll find that food tastes better, as your sense of smell and taste returns to normal. Within 48 hours, your taste buds will start the journey to becoming free from tar, carbon monoxide and toxic chemicals and within one month should be back to normal.
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Smoking damages your taste buds on your tongue and in your mouth. When you quit smoking you’ll find that food tastes better, as your sense of smell and taste returns to normal. Within 48 hours, your taste buds will start the journey to becoming free from tar, carbon monoxide and toxic chemicals and within one month should be back to normal.

Smoking & your breathing

Within 72hrs of quitting smoking you will see an improvement in breathing and fitness


Within 72hrs you will see an improvement in your breathing and fitness

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When you’ve given up cigarettes for 48 hours, excess carbon monoxide from cigarettes will be cleared from your body. Within 72 hours your breathing will improve and you’ll start to feel more energetic. With better circulation throughout your body, you’ll find things like climbing stairs, physical activity and exercise a lot easier. Three to 9 months after quitting you can expect a 10% improvement in your overall lung function and breathing.
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When you’ve given up cigarettes for 48 hours, excess carbon monoxide from cigarettes will be cleared from your body. Within 72 hours your breathing will improve and you’ll start to feel more energetic. With better circulation throughout your body, you’ll find things like climbing stairs, physical activity and exercise a lot easier. Three to 9 months after quitting you can expect a 10% improvement in your overall lung function and breathing.

Smoking & your appearance

You will look better after you stop smoking


You'll look and feel better

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After you’ve quit smoking for good, you’ll start to notice a change in the way you look. You’ll get more oxygen and nutrients into your skin, giving you a brighter complexion. Your teeth will look better; your clothes won’t smell and all of this will make you more attractive to partners.
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After you’ve quit smoking for good, you’ll start to notice a change in the way you look. You’ll get more oxygen and nutrients into your skin, giving you a brighter complexion. Your teeth will look better; your clothes won’t smell and all of this will make you more attractive to partners.

Smoking & sex

Stopping smoking can improve your sex life


My sex life will improve

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As your circulation improves and your heart can work more efficiently, you’ll find that blood flow and sensitivity improves too. This can give men better erections and help women have better orgasms.
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As your circulation improves and your heart can work more efficiently, you’ll find that blood flow and sensitivity improves too. This can give men better erections and help women have better orgasms.

Smoking & your mental health

Stopping smoking will improve your mental well-being


Quitting will help with mental health

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Smoking can increase your anxiety and stress levels, putting a strain on your mental well-being. But when you stop smoking, you may find you don’t get as anxious as you did, because you don’t crave nicotine. Your stress levels may decrease too. Once you quit you will learn to find things, other than turning to a cigarette, to cope with difficult situations.
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Smoking can increase your anxiety and stress levels, putting a strain on your mental well-being. But when you stop smoking, you may find you don’t get as anxious as you did, because you don’t crave nicotine. Your stress levels may decrease too. Once you quit you will learn to find things, other than turning to a cigarette, to cope with difficult situations.

Smoking & your family

Stopping smoking increases your chances of having a baby


I should stop smoking to increase my chances of starting a family

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If you’re thinking about starting a family, quitting smoking can increase your fertility. Women have an improved womb lining, and men’s sperm is more potent, making it easier to get pregnant. Smoking damages the DNA in sperm, which can cause infertility or problems during pregnancy. Quitting smoking means your chances of having a healthy, happy baby dramatically increase and you’ll live a longer, healthier life with your family.
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If you’re thinking about starting a family, quitting smoking can increase your fertility. Women have an improved womb lining, and men’s sperm is more potent, making it easier to get pregnant. Smoking damages the DNA in sperm, which can cause infertility or problems during pregnancy. Quitting smoking means your chances of having a healthy, happy baby dramatically increase and you’ll live a longer, healthier life with your family.

Spend your money on something for you!

Stopping smoking won’t just make you feel better; the money you save can be spent on you! Treat yourself to new clothes or dinner at a great restaurant, a holiday, or a family day out. How much extra money will you have when you quit smoking?

In one week you could save

£38

That's new makeup or skincare product

or

For you gamers the latest game

In one month you could save

£154

That’s a fantastic dinner for two

or

New workout clothes

In six months you could save

£924

That's a week in the sun

or

A shopping spree

In one year you could save

£1,848

Treat yourself to that designer watch or jewellery

or

Start saving for something really special

In one week you could save

£70

That's a pair of designer shoes

or

A relaxing spa treatment

In one month you could save

£300

That’s a weekend in Europe, incl. flights

or

A new piece of tech

In six months you could save

£1,800

That’s a luxury holiday

or

A new luxury bed

In one year you could save

£3,650

That’s the deposit for a new car

or

A brand new kitchen

In one week you could save

£105

That’s your weekly food shop

or

An exciting experience day

In one month you could save

£450

That’s a night away in a luxury hotel

or

A new holiday wardrobe

In six months you could save

£2,700

That’s a trip to Orlando for a family of 4

or

Fly to NYC and spend a few days in the Big Apple

In one year you could save

£5,475

That’s an all-inclusive, month-long Caribbean cruise

or

A new and approved car


Help someone you care about quit today

There are many ways to stop smoking, find the one that works for you

You are more likely to quit smoking by mixing and matching personal support like motivational support from a health advisor with NRT or a prescription medication and e-cigarettes.

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