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Smoking Cessation

Yoker Medical Centre

2383 Dumbarton Road

Glasgow, G14 0NT

0141 211 6999

 

 

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Yoker Medical Centre

2383 Dumbarton Road

Glasgow

G14 0NT

0141 211 6999

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FREE NHS SMOKING HELPLINE: 0800 848484 – 7 Days a week, 12noon to 12midnight. Here to help you!
Visit
canstopsmoking.com

You can also self-refer to the NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde SMOKEFREE Service, Smokefree local contact North West 0141 232 2110 or text ’Quit’ to 60002.

Or visit www.nhsggc.org.uk/smokefreeservices

BENEFITS OF GOING SMOKE FREE

Going smoke free isn’t easy, but when you see the drastic improvements in your

life and health, you’ll want to set your action plan as quickly as possible.

 

How will my health benefit?

· You will reduce your risk of developing illness, disability or death caused by

        cancer, heart or lung disease.

· You will reduce your risk of gangrene or amputation caused by circulatory

        problems.

· You will protect the health of those around you by not exposing them to second-hand

        smoke.

· You will reduce the chances of your children suffering from asthma or glue ear.

· You will improve your fertility levels and your chance of a healthy pregnancy and baby.

· You will improve your breathing and general fitness.

 

You will enjoy the taste of food more.

 

 

How will my lifestyle improve?

· You will save money – as much as several hundred pounds a month, if you’re a heavy smoker.

· You will no longer smell of stale tobacco.

· The appearance of your skin and teeth will improve.

· You will feel more confident in social situations – you won’t be worrying about the second-hand 

        smoke you create anymore.

· As a non-smoker, you may even find you get approached more often by potential new friends and

        partners when out socialising.

· Your home will smell fresh and you will no longer be staining your walls with nicotine.

You will reduce the risk of fire in your home.

 

 

TIMELINE OF BENEFITS

20 mins

Blood circulation and pulse return toi normal. Circulation improved in hands and feet, making them warmer.

 

 

8 hours

The oxygen levels in your blood return to normal. Chances of a heart attack start to fall.

 

 

24 hours

Carbon monoxide is eliminated from the body. The lungs start to clear out mucus and other debris.

 

 

48 hours

Nicotine is no longer detectable from the body. The ability to taste and smell is improved.

 

 

72 hours

Breathing becomes easier as the bronchial tubes relax. Energy levels increase.

 

 

2-12 weeks

Circulation improves throughout the body, making walking easier.

3-9 months

Breathing problems, coughing, shortness of breath, and wheezing improve. Overall lung function is increased by 5-10%

5 years

Risk of heart attacks fall to about half that of a smoker.

10 years

Risk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a smoker. Risk of heart attacks fall to about the same as someone who has never smoked.