Quit Smoking

Please watch this video before going any further

Duh! You know you should quit it. And the very act of clicking on this webpage means that you are already thinking about it.

In this day and age I think we are all aware that smoking is bad for our health. If you’re not currently a smoker our greatest advice would obviously be not to start at all. If you are a smoker and would like to quit, there are lots of supports available to you. The best place to start if you are finding it hard to quit by yourself is the student health centre.



The fine line between being a social smoker and becoming addicted

It’s important to remember that every cigarette you take does harm. If you are a social smoker think about whether or not you really need a cigarette and if the answer is no, why not consider quitting all together?

If you are a social smoker keep an eye on the number you smoke and if that increases you risk becoming a full-time smoker.

Remember that any cigarettes you do smoke are increasing your chance of heart problems, cancer and lung disease.


The Cost of Smoking

10  per day 20 per day
Cost per week €35 €70
Cost per month (30 days) €150 €300
Cost per year €1825 €3,650
Cost over five years €9,125 €18,250

Quitting smoking can be difficult and the process is different for everyone. If you want to quit it’s vital to plan, prepare and seek support.

If you are a smoker, quitting is the single most important thing you can do to improve your health.

Benefits of Quitting

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Pay it Forward & Support a Friend!

Support a friend to quit smoking! Encouraging friends and family to make the decision to quit and supporting them in their efforts can help them to take a really positive step towards better health. Simply helping them to plan how to quit and keep up their morale can be the motivation that a person needs to finally say goodbye to their smoking habit!