Over a period of 5 to 10 years the health risks from smoking for an ex-smoker falls to the same level as that of a non-smoker.
It’s never to late to stop smoking. No matter how long you’ve been smoking, or how heavy a smoker you are, stopping smoking will have real health benefits.
You would lower your children’s risk of: Lung disease, infection, cot death, and glue ear.
Other family members or people you live with are affected by passive smoking. Research has shown that children whose parents smoke have significantly higher incidence of lung and chest problems and general infections. There is an increased incidence in cot deaths within smoking households.
You will save money. If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day, based on an average current price of around £7.90 for 20;- you will save £240 a month or £2880 a year.
Your sense of taste and smell will improve, making food more enjoyable, and you won’t smell of stale smoke all the time.