The Smoking Calculator

Stopping smoking will have a positive effect on your health and your bank balance. Scroll down to find out more.

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


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As well as saving money, you could see health benefits right away too

When you give up cigarettes for good, you’ll find that your body and your brain go through a series of positive changes, day by day, week by week. Your body can recover, you'll look better, have more energy and feel healthier all around.

20 mins

Your pulse and heart rate drops as soon as you’ve finished your last cigarette. Your blood pressure starts to return to normal.

12 hours

Your body flushes the carbon monoxide found in cigarettes from your body. Levels return to normal and your oxygen levels increase.

1 day

As your blood pressure drops your circulation improves. You’ve already reduced your risk of heart disease from high blood pressure caused by smoking.

2 days

Your pulse and heart rate drops as soon as you’ve finished your last cigarette. Your blood pressure starts to return to normal.

3 days

Any nicotine in your body will now be gone completely. You may have nicotine withdrawal symptoms, but these will pass soon.

1 month

Receptors in your nerves begin to heal and your sense of taste and smell will be back to normal.

9 months

By this time, your lungs will have significantly healed. Cilia (like small hairs) inside your lungs will have recovered from the effects of cigarette smoke.

1 year

When you’ve quit smoking for a year. Your risk of coronary heart disease will half. It will continue to decrease too.

5 years

Your arteries and blood vessels begin to widen again now that they’ve healed. You’ve lowered your risk of blood clots and having a stroke.

10 years

At the 10 year mark, you’ve cut your chances of dying from lung cancer in half, and dramatically reduced your likelihood of getting mouth, throat or pancreatic cancer.

15 years

Your chances of developing heart disease are the same as someone who has never smoked. Your chances of getting pancreatic cancer are the same as a non-smoker too.

20 years

Your risk of dying from a smoking-related cause - like lung disease or cancer - is now as low as someone who has never smoked a cigarette in their life.

Combining your choices

You are more likely to quit smoking by mixing and matching personal support like motivational support from a health advisor with NRT, a prescription medication or e-cigarettes. What would work best for you?

Support

There is lots of support to help you quit smoking from health advisers, they are ready with tips, information and encouragement.

Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRT)

NRT are products that provide you with a low level of nicotine and so can help you fight nicotine cravings as you quit.

Digital Mobile Apps

Apps on your phone are a great way to help you quit smoking, they can help you with tips, advise and encouragement when you need them most.

There are many ways to stop smoking, find the one that suits 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.

What would work best for you?

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