Wednesday, 13 March 2013


It's the 30th anniversary of No Smoking Day and the good news is every year it gets more and more publicity - and hopefully more and more people give up smoking and realise that quitting is the START of a wonderful new life, not the end.

So here's some food for thought if you are about to take the plunge.........

* Just 20 minutes after your last cigarette, your blood pressure and
pulse rate drop to normal and the body temperature of your hands and
feet increases to normal.

* A mere 8 hours after your last smoke, the carbon monoxide level
decreases and the oxygen level in your blood increases to normal.

* Just 24 hours after your last cigarette, you substantially lessen your chances of having a heart attack.

* Two days after your last cigarette, you will notice that your ability to taste and smell is enhanced.

* Three days later, your breathing should be noticeably better because your lung capacity will be greater.

 * Your circulation will improve and your lung functioning will increase up to 30% within two weeks to three months after quitting.

* Between one month and nine months, the cilia in your lungs will regenerate, allowing your body to clean your lungs and reduce infection.

* One year after quitting, your risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker.

* Five years after quitting, your risk of a stroke is reduced to that of a non-smoker.

 * Ten years after quitting, the lung cancer death rate is about half that of a continuing smoker. The risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, oesophagus, bladder, kidney and pancreas decreases.

* Fifteen years after quitting, your risk of coronary heart disease
is that of non-smokers.

NO SMOKING DAY 2013 - Anne Penman say STUB IF OUT!