Smoking really is terrible for your heart and lungs – so, if you are a smoker, quitting is one of the best ways you can improve your health. Smoking makes your heart work harder, irritates your lungs and makes it more difficult to breathe.

It’s not easy to quit smoking, particularly if you have been a smoker for a long time, but it will make a big difference in the quality of your life.

Here are some tips on how to find the support you need to quit smoking once and for all:

Contact organizations to find out about local resources and programs. Three good ones to try are: