Smoking is the largest cause of preventable ill health in Wales. Getting advice on quitting is the first step to stopping.
After just 20 minutes of stopping, your body begins to recover, with your pulse returning to a normal rate. After 48 hours all the carbon monoxide in your system will be flushed out and after 72 hours, your lungs will begin to relax so you can breathe easier and have more energy.
After 1 year of stopping, your risk of a heart attack will have decreased by 50% compared to a smoker’s.
Quick tips to help you quit
- List your reasons for quitting and tell people about it.
- Use stop smoking aids.
- List your triggers and find ways to avoid them.
- Keep busy, exercising can help take away the urge.