Read about some of the benefits you'll get when you kick the habit.
9 benefits of quitting smoking:
1. Improve your health
The health benefits of quitting smoking begin just six hours after your last cigarette! And the longer you stay quit, the healthier you’ll be.
2. Save money
Want an extra $9000 a year? If you smoke a 20-pack a day, that’s how much you’d save if you quit. Work out how much you could save – it’s a powerful motivator.
3. Regain control
At times you might feel like smoking controls you. Quitting can give you a sense of freedom, lift your mood and boost your confidence about smoking, as well as other areas of your life.
4. Positive role model
Quitting sets a great example for the children, family, friends and others around you. It can even reduce the chances of them taking up smoking themselves.
5. Family time
Quitting can give you more energy to play with your kids and more money to spend on them too.
6. Protect others
Secondhand smoke can harm others. Quitting is the only way to protect your family and friends.
7. Less hassle
Disapproving looks or comments from non-smokers can make you feel embarrassed or judged. You might even try to keep your smoking a secret.
It’s also a hassle having to make sure you have enough cigarettes with you or enough money to buy them when you run out.
8. Healthier appearance
Smoking ages your skin. It also makes your clothes, hair, house and car smell terrible. When you quit, your teeth become whiter, nicotine stains on your fingers fade and the skin of your face will show less signs of aging. Your house and your car will no longer smell like an ashtray.
9. Better surgery outcomes
If you’re having surgery, quitting can lower your risk of complications and help with recovery and healing. Your surgeon is obliged to talk to you about the risks of not quitting.
Quitline can help
Our Quitline counsellors can help you use these benefits to your advantage. They're great at helping you to gather up your reasons to quit and building your motivation. Call them on 13 7848 or request a Quitline callback.