Some possible motivators:
--20 minutes after quitting smoking: Your blood pressure drops to a level close to that before your last cigarette. The temperature of your hands and feet increases, returning to normal.
--24 hours after quitting smoking: Your chances of having a heart attack decrease.
--1 year after quitting smoking: You reduce your risk for heart disease by 50%.
--5-15 years after quitting smoking: Your risk of having a stroke is the same as someone who has never smoked.
--10 years after quitting smoking: Your risk for dying from lung cancer is about half that of a continuing smoker's, and your risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney, and pancreas also decreases.
--15 years after quitting smoking: Your risk of heart disease is now the same as someone who has never smoked.
--A one pack-a-day smoker who pays at least $3 per pack can expect to save more than $1,000 per year by quitting.
Source: National Women's Health Information Center