Part 3 of 3

Thank you for reading this far. Now let’s talk about the benefits of stopping smoking. There’s another action request coming up for you too.

When you stop smoking, this is what you can expect:

After 1 day, nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in your blood reduce by more than half, and oxygen levels return to normal.

After 2 days, carbon monoxide will be eliminated from your body. Your lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris. There is no nicotine left in your body. Your ability to taste and smell starts to improve.

After 3 days, breathing becomes easier. Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase.

After 2 to 12 weeks, your circulation improves. You’ll wake up feeling brighter each day.

After 3 to 9 months, coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung function increases.

As the years role by, the risk of heart disease, heart attack and lung cancer diminishes. You’re likely to live a longer, healthier and happier life. Your non-smoking friends will also appreciate that you and your clothes no longer smell like an ash tray. 

You’ll also save a huge amount of money!


More action please…… Here’s what I would like you to do.

Sue’s cancer - renal cell carcinoma - was largely controlled in the last 6 years of her life by some truly amazing drugs. Sutent, and later Axitinib very cleverly stopped the flow of blood to her tumours, preventing them from growing. We made the most of those years and lived life to the full, together and with friends and family. The development of these clever drugs was the direct result of funding to Cancer Research UK and other related causes. Quite probably all of you reading this will have donated to cancer charities over the years. Thank you. But I am now going to ask you to give more. Most especially I am asking those of you who are going to actively support my Pyramid Stop Smoking campaign. If, or rather when, you manage to stop, please donate. If you support a loved one’s efforts, and succeed, please donate together.