Why quit

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

Why stop smoking?

Each of us has our own reasons as to why we want to stop smoking. Non smokers tend to be healthier and live longer, which is why the health benefits of stopping smoking are usually at or near the top of the list of reasons to quit.

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. Wanting to have a baby, have more money in your bank account, improve your sex life or do it for those you love are all good reasons to stop smoking.

Benefits of quitting At a glance

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 benefits.

  • Better Health
  • Saving Money
  • Improved Mental Health
  • Healthier Pregnancy
  • Protecting Loved Ones
  • Improved Sex Life

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Tobacco kills one in two long-term smokers.


Within 8 hours of stopping smoking, harmful carbon monoxide in your blood has halved.


You’re three times as likely to quit successfully with help from a stop smoking expert.


The amount a 20-a-day smoker could save in a year, just by stopping smoking.

More on the benefits of quitting smoking

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Find out how stopping smoking will make your life better

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. But the benefits don’t just end there. Stopping smoking can save you thousands of pounds a year. It can also be an important step to improving your mental health, physical appearance and the health of those around you.

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Real Stories

Quitting smoking is difficult, but thousands of people across London have managed to stop successfully. Some of them share their stories to inspire others to quit.

Are you wanting to quit smoking but need support?

Local stop smoking help

Free local services

Find stop smoking services in your borough

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Free Smoking Helpline: 0300 123 1044

Request a Stop Smoking London advisor and join our telephone quit programme.

Learn more on how to stop smoking

How much could you save?

Stop smoking now and the money you save can be spent on you! How much extra money will you have when you quit for good?

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Savings based on 30g pack of hand rolling tobacco costing £14.71

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