Quitting smoking

Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body. It causes many diseases and reduces quality of life and life expectancy. The younger a person quits, the greater the benefit but stopping smoking is beneficial at any age. Many smokers think that smoking helps relieve stress but in fact ex-smokers are more likely to have better mental health and be happier.


  • Why Quit

    Some of the health benefits from stopping smoking occur quite quickly after stopping smoking. To find out more about why and how to quit...
  • Helplines

    Most smokers say that they would like to quit but find it hard to do so. If you want to quit, ASH recommends that you speak to a trained...
  • Stopping smoking links

    Links to organisations that can help with the process of stopping smoking.