Stopping Smoking

Stopping smoking lets you breathe more easily

People breathe more easily and cough less when they give up smoking because their lung capacity improves by up to 10% within 9 months.

In your 20s and 30s, the effect of smoking on your lung capacity may not be noticeable until you go for a run, but lung capacity naturally diminishes with age.

In later years, having maximum lung capacity can mean the difference between having an active, healthy old age and wheezing when you go for a walk or climb the stairs. If you want to stop smoking today visit
Derbyshire residents can access free stop smoking support from Live Life Better Derbyshire. Find out more at or call 01620 538200 / 0800 085 2299.
Last modified: 19/06/2019