Thinking about the reasons to quit is a great way to motivate yourself.

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 reduce the risk of going blind or developing cataracts.
  • 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.
  • You will protect the health of those around you by not exposing them to second-hand smoke.

How will my lifestyle improve?

  • You will save money - as much as several hundred pounds a month, if you're a heavy smoker. Check the NHS cost calculator to find out how much you will save.
  • You will no longer smell of stale tobacco.
  • The appearance of your skin and teeth will improve.
  • Your home and car will smell fresh and is likely to maintain its value for a longer time.
  • You will reduce the risk of fire in your home and may pay lower insurance premiums.

Proud Hackney quitters

In life we’re told never to give up, to keep going – but when it comes to smoking, being a ‘quitter’ is a good thing. We’re using inspirational stories of ex-smokers in Hackney to highlight the life-changing benefits of quitting. Proud Hackney quitters


Once you stop smoking, some of the benefits are immediate and some are longer-term. 

Smoking and your health›

Medications and nicotine replacement can double the chances of quitting smoking.

How to quit›

There’s loads of free support in Hackney to help you stop smoking.

Support near you