Lung cancer risk increases with smoking duration and amount; duration has the most effect: smoking one pack of cigarettes a day for 40 years is more hazardous than smoking two packs a day for 20 years.
As soon as you stop smoking, your risk of lung cancer starts to go down. 10 years after you’ve stopped smoking, your lung cancer risk is half that of someone who has continued to smoke.
If you and your partner smoke 10 cigarettes a day, it will cost you £2,400 a year. Over 20 years, you can use that £48,000 paying off bills, your credit card or mortgage.
Non-smokers have more disposable income than smokers. That means more holidays, more days out with the family and greater choice in spending on what you want to spend on.