While smoking in the UK has reduced overall, 15.8% of people still smoked as of 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Every year, people try to quit on their own, and every year, only a few are successful. Quitting alone almost never works, which is why many people employ therapies such as hypnosis to repel the cravings. Knowing how the body heals also helps some people put away the pack for good.
While every person’s process is different, the following is gives you an idea of some of the symptoms and experiences that are often encountered in the weeks, months and years after cigarettes are gone.