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Why you smoke

There are many reasons why you smoke, but having a personal reason to stop can help give you the motivation you need.

If you can understand why you smoke it is easier to find ways to stop for good.

Smoking when bored

You might want to reach for a cigarette when you feel bored. It’s something to do, but you really just need something else to distract you.

Smoking & alcohol

For some people when they drink alcohol they also want a cigarette. If this has become a habit for you, remember there are lots of ways you can break this pattern.

Smoking when stressed

You might feel that smoking helps you relax and is a good way to cope with stress. But the sooner you deal with stress, the better, and the less likely you are to feel the need for a cigarette.

Smoking in the morning

Having a cigarette in the morning when you wake up can quickly become part of your everyday routine, but this can actually make it harder for you to quit.

Smoking and socialising

You probably already know that you are more likely to smoke when you’re with your friends. They are lots of tips that can help you quit and still have a good time.

Smoking when anxious

If you are feeling worried or anxious you may feel that a cigarette will help calm you. Nicotine can actually increase your feelings of anxiety; there are lots of other ways to help deal with your feelings.

What are your reasons for wanting to stop?

I want to look and feel better

Stopping smoking has a positive effect on your appearance; this includes slowing down facial ageing and delaying wrinkles. People who stop smoking are also less likely than smokers to get gum disease and lose their teeth.

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I want to improve my sex life

People who do not smoke are three times more attractive to potential partners than smokers. Stopping smoking may also mean better erections and improved sexual pleasure.

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I want to do it for my family and friends

When you stop smoking you will be protecting not only your own health but also your loved ones from your smoke. Your cigarette smoke increases their risk of developing lung canWhen you stop smoking you will be protecting your own health and also your loved ones from your smoke. Your cigarette smoke increases their risk of developing lung cancer, heart disease and stroke.

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I’m about to or already am a parent

If you want to give your baby a healthy start in life, when you find out you’re having a baby or if you already have a young child at home, you’ll want to stop smoking immediately.

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I want to have more money in the bank

If your monthly budget is really tight or your bank account is low in funds, stopping smoking saves you money for other more important things.

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I want to improve my health

You probably know about the risk smoking has on your heart, lungs and your life. If smoking is already affecting your health or you are worried about the risks then now is an important time to stop.

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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 stop smoking?

In one week you could save

£38

That's a new skincare product

In one month you could save

£167

That’s a family meal out

In six months you could save

£1003

A shopping spree

In one year you could save

£2007

Start saving for something really special

In one week you could save

£77

That's your football teams shirt

In one month you could save

£334

That’s a designer pair of trainers

In six months you could save

£2007

That’s a luxury holiday

In one year you could save

£4015

Some return airline flights

In one week you could save

£115

That’s your weekly family food shop

In one month you could save

£501

A new piece of technology

In six months you could save

£3011

That’s a top of the range smart tv

In one year you could save

£6022

That’s a few months rent

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