Stopping smoking is the most important change you can make to improve your health. Anybody can stop if they want to. You are less likely to get cancer of the throat, lungs, bowels and skin if you give up. You are less likely to have a heart attack or stroke, or get bronchitis or emphysema. Your children and those close to you will also benefit from not breathing in your smoke. You will get your sense of smell and taste back and you will be able to do more exercise without losing your breath.