It's hard to know where to begin when it comes to listing all the benefits that come with taking the challenge and kicking the habit. Here’s just a few of the benefits you’ll see:

within 20 minutes

Within the first 20 minutes your heart rate and blood pressure will drop.

24 hours

Carbon monoxide and nicotine will be eliminated from your body.

48 hours

Your ability to taste and smell improves.

72 hours

Your breathing becomes easier and your energy levels will improve.

1 month

Your appearance improves and your skin loses its greyish pallor.

3-9 months

Coughs and breathing problems improve as your lung function is increased by up to 10%

1 year

Your risk of coronary heart disease is cut in half.

5 years

Your risk of cancer of the throat, oesophagus and bladder are cut in half.

10 years

Your risk of lung cancer falls to around half of that of a smoker.

15 years

Your risk of heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.

As if the benefits to your health, sleep and general wellbeing weren’t enough, you’ll also see a dramatic increase in the health of your bank balance. You may not realise just how much your spending a year on your habit. What could you buy with your new found spare cash:

Are you brave enough to take on the 28 days challenge?