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 the best way to quit for you.
Ways to quit
on the Greater Manchester Stop Smoking Helpline: 0300 123 1044
Or find help to quit near you
Stop smoking aids and support can help you to quit.
Smokers who quit with support from other people, whether trained advisers or family and friends, are more likely to quit successfully.
Even if you choose not to ask others for support, stop smoking aids can help you deal with cravings when you quit.
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.
20 minutes after you last smoke, your pulse rates returns to normal. 8 hours later your oxygen levels are rising.
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.
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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Exsmokers from across Greater Manchester share their stories
“We quit together so we didn’t cave in, even if we really wanted one.”
“I would’ve paid for cigarettes over food. Looking back it seems crazy.”
“I used to say ‘if it kills me, it kills me’. But being told it could be cancer changes everything.”
Find out more about why you smoke