Posted on behalf of NHS England Better Health:
We might have gone past National No Smoking Day (it was in March) but with the cost of living just rising and rising many people are looking at how they can save money.
There are many physical benefits of stopping smoking and quitting can significantly improve your health in ways you might not expect. Once you stop smoking, some of the benefits are immediate and some are longer-term.
Evidence shows that once people have got past the short-term withdrawal stage of quitting, they have reduced anxiety, depression, and stress and increased positive mood compared with people who continue to smoke. For symptoms of anxiety and depression, stopping smoking is as effective as taking antidepressants.
And the financial benefits of stopping smoking can be huge. Over the last ten years, the cost of tobacco in the UK has increased by 73.9%
The average smoker in Great Britain smokes around 9 cigarettes a day which works out at about 270 cigarettes a month (based on 30 days in a month). Quitting smoking can save around £1800 a year!
If you want to share any of the NHS Better Health Quit Smoking campaign resources, you can find them here:
- Social media images: Quit Smoking App social media
- Poster: Quit Smoking Poster
- Quitting smoking timeline video:
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