Welcome to Quit Smoking, within these pages you will find help and advice on how to quit smoking, as well as imformation about what it is you are actually inhaling and why it is so addictive.
There are pages about what happens to your body when you quit smoking and how quickly those positive effetcs happen. Along with these disccussions there are pages about different methods that can be used to help you quit smoking. There is also a personal account of the one of many people who die each year from smoking related illnesses.
Here are some numbers for you to contemplate while looking at the rest of this site
In the UK in the 50 years between 1950 and 2000 some 6.3 Million people died from smoking related causes. Of which about 3.2 Million were classed as being middle aged, on average these people could have expected to live for another 21 years if they had not smoked.
Again in the UK in the year 2000 there were 19,530 deaths from non-medical causes, i.e. Murder, Suicide, Road Accidents, Falls etc. These deaths, in general, get reported in the media and the authorities spend a significant amount of time and resources on reducing these deaths. Now during the same year there were nearly six times as many deaths from smoking related causes, that's 115,000 people who lost their lives to smoking. (data from Deathsfromsmoking.net)
We all know that for smokers the single most important step that can be taken to improve their quality of lives and to live longer; is to quit.However, while quitting smoking is not easy, it can be done. The information you will find here will help you have the best chance of quitting and staying smoke free, by letting you know what youre up against along with help and support.
Why is quitting and staying smoke free so hard for so many people? The main reason is nicotine.
Nicotine is a naturally occurring drug that is found in tobacco. As addictive as heroin or cocaine, a person becomes physically and emotionally dependent on nicotine. It is this dependency, which makes it so hard for smokers to quit and stay smoke free.