Giving up smoking is a process, and your being here means that you've made the first important step in that process - you're thinking about giving up.
No one is saying that stopping is easy, but it is probably the single most rewarding thing you could ever do, taking into account the impact on your health, your wallet and your self-esteem. But at the end of the day, deciding to give up is just that. A decision.
22% of all male deaths and 11% of all female deaths are due to smoking. Giving up smoking can reduce the risk of developing many smoking related illnesses. Within 10-15 years of giving up, an ex-smokers' risk of developing lung cancer is only slightly greater than someone who has never smoked.
What to expect if you DON'T give up...
At today's rates, a 20-a-day smoker will spend £31,025 over the next 20 years.
What to expect if you DO give up...