For #NoSmokingDay 2021 we’re celebrating the mental health benefits of quitting.
Withdrawal can be stressful but ultimately ex-smokers are happier and healthier. For advice on make quitting easier visit www.nhs.uk/smokefree
Advice on Smoking Cessation
Our dental hygienists will also be happy to provide specific advice on smoking cessation. If you have a dentist elsewhere that you see for your general dental care and would like to visit a Devonshire House hygienist, we will ask you to provide us with an annual written prescription from your general dentist.
Prof Robert West is an expert on addiction and has spent years studying how smokers can quit more easily and with less stress. Listen to his expert advice and make this the first day of your new quit attempt #TodayIsTheDay #NoSmokingDay
Benefits of Stopping Smoking
Stopping smoking can make a drastic improvement to your lifestyle and health in ways you might not expect. Once you stop smoking, some of the benefits are immediate and some are longer-term.
20 minutes after putting out your last cigarette, your pulse rate is returningto normal and your heart is working less hard.
48 hours after putting out your last cigarette, your lungs are clearing of nasty mucus and you can smell and taste better
72 hours after putting out your last cigarette, breathing is becoming easier and you’re feeling more energetic.
3–9 months after putting out your last cigarette, your lungs are working 10% better and you’ll be coughing less
1 year after putting out your last cigarette, risk of heart attack halves and research shows you’re likely to feel happier