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1. Smoking kills 120,000 people a year in the UK- most die
prematurely, losing about 8 years of life.

2. 98% of lung cancer is caused by smoking.

3. 120,000 British men are impotent because of smoking.

4. Within each cigarette can be found a cocktail of 4000 chemicals.
Some of the headline chemicals are:

Ammonia - found in toilet cleaners

Acetone - found in nail varnish remover

Cadmium - a highly poisonous metal used in batteries

Vinyl chloride - used to make PVC

Napthalene - used in moth balls

Tar - a sticky chemical (what cigarettes mostly deposit in lungs)

Nicotine - believed to be a fast acting and addictive drug

Cyanide - a poisonous gas

Formaldehyde - a preservative used in embalming

Arsenic - poison

The health benefits of stopping smoking start almost immediately:


  • 20 minutes: Blood pressure and pulse return to normal
  • 8 hours: Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in the blood are halved, oxygen levels in the blood return to normal
  • 24 hours: Carbon monoxide is eliminated from the body and the lungs start to clear out the build up of tar
  • 48 hours: There is no nicotine left in the body. Taste and smell are greatly improved
  • 72 hours: Breathing becomes easier, bronchial tubes begin to relax, energy levels increase
  • 2 - 12 weeks: Circulation improves, making walking and running a lot easier
  • 3 - 9 months: Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as the lungs have room for up to 10% more oxygen
  • 1 year: Risk of heart attack is halved
  • 10 years: Risk of lung cancer is halved
  • 10 years: Risk of heart attack is at the same level as non-smokers

Medium to long-term: Risk of developing lung cancer, other cancers, heart attack, stroke and chronic lung disease is reduced - the sooner you stop smoking, the sooner your risk starts going down


Medium to long-term: Stopping smoking at any age increases your life expectancy, provided that you stop before the onset of serious disease. Even if you have developed a disease, you can benefit from stopping as your body will be under less strain and be able to fight it more easily


Medium to long-term: A smoker who has suffered from a heart attack can halve the risk of a second heart attack by stopping smoking


Medium to long-term: Ten years after quitting smoking an ex-smoker's risk of lung cancer is reduced by 30 - 50% compared with that of a continuing smoker
Medium to long-term: Smokers who stop before the age of 35 have a life expectancy not significantly different from that of a non-smoker
Medium to long-term: Smokers who give up smoking between 65 and 74 years of age have a better life expectancy beyond 75 than those who continue to smoke



For life:

  • Reduce stress
  • Any physical activity is easier
  • Don't tire as quickly
  • Improve sense of taste and smell
  • Improved skin


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