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What do I need to quit smoking?


It's not easy to quit smoking but it is possible if you are motivated. So what is yours? Is it to save money? Is it to improve your health? Whatever it is, it helps if you try to keep it in mind and focus on the benefits.

  • Cost  

If cost is a motivator why not try the cost calculator below to see how much you will save? The money that you no longer spend on cigarettes could go towards buying new clothes, DVDs or a night out with friends.

Cost Calculator

  • Health  

If health is a motivator why not have a look at the link below to see what a difference quitting can make to your body? According to NHS choices, quitting smoking can lead to clearer skin, whiter teeth and better sex.

10 health benefits of quitting smoking

You may be suprised at how quickly the benefits of smoking will make a difference on your health.

Take a look at the timeline to see the results of quitting smoking over time.


There are 12 million ex-smokers in the UK. If they can do it so can you! Many smokers need more than one attempt before they stop completely but each time they learn more about themselves and their habit and are better prepared for the next attempt.

Why not gain inspiration from those who have already quit smoking by reading their stories.

A realistic quit plan

Every smoker has a different approach to quitting and different requirements for support. Not all methods work for each smoker however there are some methods which can help many people.


One of the most crucial parts of of quitting smoking is to get the support of your family and friends. There are also groups and support services that you can access in your local area. The Univeristy works closely with the Salford City Council Stop Smoking Service and there are plenty of services in  the local area, click here to find out more

Alternatively contact your GP, if you haven't got a GP whilst at University be sure to register with our medical service.

Help to quit smoking

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