Why Quit?

The risks of smoking

  • Smoking increases stress: Nicotine is a stimulant causing an imbalance in brain chemicals. A smoker can feel more stressed during periods without a cigarette. However relief and mood improvement is short lived after having a cigarette.
  • Smoking can cause infertility. Smoking damages a small valve in the penis; consequently 120,000 British men in their 30’s and 40’s are impotent due to their habit.
  • Smoking increases cholesterol
  • Smoking can cause premature greying or hair loss
  • Smoking is a risk factor for 16 cancers and COPD

The advantages of being Smokefree

  • You will be free from addiction
  • You will have more money
  • Stopping smoking lets you breathe more easily and gives you more energy
  • You will feel less stressed
  • Quitting leads to better sex and improves fertility Piggy Bank
  • Stopping smoking improves smell and taste
  • Stop smoking for younger looking skin
  • Ex-smokers have whiter teeth and sweeter breath
  • Quit smoking to live longer
  • A smoke-free home protects your loved ones


Find out how much you can save by giving up smoking here.


Contact us for more information

Phone: 0800 234 6805 / 01634 334800
SMS: Text Quit to 81025
Email: medwaystopsmokingservice@nhs.net



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