Deciding to quit smoking is the most positive choice you can make for your health and wellbeing.

Many people who try to stop smoking aren’t successful at first, but they succeed in the end.

Find your way to quit

Talk to a trained adviser

on the Greater Manchester Stop Smoking Helpline: 0300 123 1044

Or find help to quit near you

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Ways to quit

Stop smoking aids and support can help you to quit.

With support

Smokers who quit with support from other people, whether trained advisers or family and friends, are more likely to quit successfully.

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Going it alone

Even if you choose not to ask others for support, stop smoking aids can help you deal with cravings when you quit.

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What could you save?

When buying tobacco regularly you might not realise the cost. People who quit typically save around £250 each month. Find out how much you could save.

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When you quit, your body benefits immediately

1 day

20 minutes after you last smoke, your pulse rates returns to normal. 8 hours later your oxygen levels are rising.

1 week

In the first week, lungs clear out mucus and carbon monoxide levels return to normal. Taste and smell improves, breathing gets easier and energy levels increase.

1 year

Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung function increases. Your risk of heart disease is about half that of someone who still smokes.

See how stopping smoking will benefit your health

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Get inspired

Exsmokers from across Greater Manchester share their stories

Charlotte and Harry's story

“We quit together so we didn’t cave in, even if we really wanted one.”

Jacub from Stockport

“I would’ve paid for cigarettes over food. Looking back it seems crazy.”

Lisa from Salford

“I used to say ‘if it kills me, it kills me’. But being told it could be cancer changes everything.”

Why you smoke

Because I enjoy it

Because I’m stressed or anxious

Because I’m addicted

To get ‘me time’

While socialising

It’s part of my routine

I quit but I restarted

Find out more about why you smoke

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