So, you’ve successfully ditched your last cigarette — that’s great news! You might already be feeling the benefits of quitting smoking. But wait, there's still more amazing things to come.

Let’s take a look at some things you can look forward to now that you’re smoke-free. (Hint: if you feel an urge to light up, recalling your reasons to quit is a good way to help you resist and stay smoke-free!)

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1. More Energy for Your Loved Ones When You Stop Smoking

There are health benefits when you quit smoking. Your blood circulation improves, and you’ll be able to breathe easier. This means you’ll have more energy and stamina to enjoy the things you love.

Have kids or little nieces and nephews? Playing with them no longer tires you out quickly: you can finally keep up with their boundless energy and enjoy family bonding with physical activities like cycling at East Coast Park or playing “catching” at the playground.

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2. More Time for Your Loved Ones After You Quit Smoking

Ex-smokers also have a longer life than smokers, so you can look forward to more time with your family and friends. Think about being able to witness the precious moments in your children’s lives: their graduations, weddings, the birth of your grandchildren. Or the time you’ll be spending with your kakis, enjoying retirement and talking about the good old days.

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3. Better Health for Your Loved Ones When You’re Smoke-Free

You probably know that second-hand smoke (smoke from other people’s cigarettes) and third-hand smoke (the smoke that lingers on surfaces and fabrics even after stubbing out the cigarette) affects the people around you too.

Quitting smoking not only benefits your health but also the health of your family members — they’ll no longer suffer from poor health like frequent coughs and increased risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease. (Plus, think of how much you’d save on trips to the doctor!)

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4. Holiday Treats for Your Loved Ones (and Yourself)

Travel the world with the money you'll be saving now that you've quit smoking. With the extra $5,000 that you just saved a year by quitting smoking (if you smoked a pack a day), go on that Korea trip with your friends you've always talked about but never put into action.

And why not take your wife on the honeymoon you’ve always dreamed of to thank her for the support she’s given you while you were trying to quit smoking? You can even take your kids to Disneyland or choose some place less hectic and simply relax on a secluded beach somewhere.

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5. Plan and Save for the Future

After giving you and your loved ones a treat, save for the future. Put the money you're saving by quitting towards your retirement fund or your children's education.

Reminding yourself why you've quit smoking can give you an extra boost when you feel like reaching for a cigarette.

Take a few minutes to write down what you're looking forward to now that you are smoke-free. 

Resources for Quitting

Join the I Quit Programme and remain smoke free for 28 days and you are 5 times more likely to quit smoking. You can nominate your loved ones as a supporter when you sign up for the programme. Validate your smoke-free status and redeem a HPB eVoucher* worth $50 at the 28th day milestone. Keep going and you'll also receive eVouchers* worth $30 and $20 at the 3rd month and 6th month milestone respectively!

*Terms and conditions apply.

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