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Reasons for smoking

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

Understanding your triggers and how to manage them

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 and 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 quit?

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

Non-smokers are three times more attractive to potential partners than smokers. Stopping smoking may also mean better erections and improved orgasms.

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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 second hand smoke. Second hand 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 expecting or have a young child at home, you’ll want to quit 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, quitting 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 poses to 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 quit.

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Spend your money on something for you!

It doesn’t matter how long you've been smoking for or how many cigarettes you smoke a day, stop smoking now and you will see immediate health benefits. But the benefits don’t just end there - the money you save can be spent on you! How much extra money will you have when you quit for good?

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

£167

That’s a fantastic dinner for two

or

New workout clothes

In six months you could save

£1003

That's a week in the sun

or

A shopping spree

In one year you could save

£2007

Treat yourself to that designer watch or jewellery

or

Start saving for something really special

In one week you could save

£77

That's a pair of designer shoes

or

A relaxing spa treatment

In one month you could save

£334

That’s a weekend in Europe, incl. flights

or

A new piece of tech

In six months you could save

£2007

That’s a luxury holiday

or

A new luxury bed

In one year you could save

£4015

That’s the deposit for a new car

or

A brand new kitchen

In one week you could save

£115

That’s your weekly food shop

or

An exciting experience day

In one month you could save

£501

That’s a night away in a luxury hotel

or

A new holiday wardrobe

In six months you could save

£3011

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

£6022

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

or

A new and approved car


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