For example, 10 years after quitting, your chance of getting lung cancer is half what it would have been if you kept smoking.
Your risk of most other smoking-related cancers will reduce too as your body continues the process of replacing abnormal cells with healthy ones.
Did you know?
Smoking is linked to as many as 80% of lung cancers.
And the news is even better when it comes to other life threatening smoking harms.
Your risk of a stroke is reduced to that of a non-smoker as early as five years after quitting.
Did you know?
Almost 1 in 5 stomach cancers are smoking related.
15 years after quitting, your risk of heart attack is almost the same as that of a non-smoker.
So, while smoking does put you at risk of so many different types of cancer, you still have one clear way to reduce your odds.Quit Now
More from the campaign
Free Quit Support
Call the Quitline
Quitline is a confidential telephone advice and information service for people who want to quit smoking. For the cost of a local call (except mobile phones), a trained advisor can help you to plan and develop strategies to quit smoking and stay stopped.
My QuitBuddy App
The My QuitBuddy App tracks your quitting progress, such as days smoke-free, cigarettes avoided, health gained and dollars saved.
Quit For you - Quit For Two App
The Quit for you - Quit for two App provides support and encouragement to help you give up smoking if you are currently or are planning to become pregnant.
The Quit Because You Can booklet is part of the Quit Kit and provides practical advice to help you plan and quit smoking. Download the Quit Booklet.