You’ll look better, feel better, and be healthier

  • Cancer, heart attacks, heart disease, stroke, cataracts, and other diseases will be less likely to happen to you
  • You’ll be less likely to get colds or the flu, and if you do get sick, you’ll get better faster
  • You’ll find it easier to breathe and cough less
  • Your blood pressure is going to decrease
  • You’ll have healthier-looking skin, and you’ll look younger
  • Your teeth and fingernails won’t turn yellow

You’ll have a better lifestyle

  • There will be more money in your bank account to spend – calculate how much
  • You’ll have more time to spend with your family, catch up on work, or pursue your favourite hobby
  • You won’t have to worry about when you can or can’t smoke again
  • The taste of your food will improve
  • The smell of your clothes will improve
  • Your car, house, and children won’t smell like cigarettes
  • Your sense of smell will improve

Your family life will be better

  • You will show your kids that it takes a lot of strength to quit smoking, and even the hardest things are possible
  • Your family, friends, coworkers, and other people who care about you will be proud of you
  • You will keep your friends and family safe from the dangers of secondhand smoke
  • You will have more energy to spend with friends and family doing the things you love
  • You will take care of your health so you can be there for your family’s key moments

Write down all the reasons you want to become smokefree and keep the list somewhere you will see it often, like in your car or where you used to keep your cigarettes.

Look at the list when you want to smoke to remind yourself why you’re quitting.