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Smoking and Others


When people smoke, everyone around them is exposed to harmful second-hand smoke. Second-hand smoke contains over 4000 chemicals and anyone that breathes it in is at risk of developing the same diseases as smokers.

More than 80% of second-hand smoke is invisible and odourless and even though you can’t see it or smell it, it can linger in the air for several hours.

Both adults and children can be affected by second-hand smoke. As children have higher breathing rates than adults they breathe in more of the harmful chemicals. Breathing in second-hand smoke can increase the risk of getting lung cancer by 24% and getting heart disease by 25%.

Children who are exposed to second-hand smoke are more at risk of cot death, impaired lung function, respiratory illnesses, including bronchitis and pneumonia, middle ear disease, which can cause deafness and asthma.

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Ways to Quit

Whether you quit smoking using traditional medication or an e-cigarette, evidence shows that you have a much better chance of quitting with the support of your stop smoking service.

Being in hospital has made me more self-aware and health conscious; it has got me thinking more about my health and making better long term choices, so I have given up smoking.

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Smoke Damaged Lungs Can Heal

If you’ve tried to quit smoking before but couldn’t find the motivation scientists have just found the ultimate reason. Research in the journal Nature shows that lungs have a “magical” ability to repair some of the damage caused by smoking if you stop smoking completely.

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Stoptober 2019

Stoptober is returning to encourage smokers across England to make a successful quit attempt during October!

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Young people and smoking

People start smoking for many different reasons. Some people start because they're curious, because their mates smoke, or they're bored.

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Pregnancy and Smoking

Protecting your baby from tobacco smoke is one of the best things you can do to give your child a healthy start in life.

Smoking
Smoking and Others

When people smoke, everyone around them is exposed to harmful second-hand smoke. Second-hand smoke contains over 4000 chemicals and anyone that breathes it in is at risk of developing the same diseases as smokers.

Smoking
Why Quit?

Quitting smoking can have a positive effect on your health and you in many different ways.

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E-cigarettes

An estimated 2.9 million adults in Great Britain currently use electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and of these 1.5 million people have completely stopped smoking cigarettes.

Smoking
Ways to quit

Whether you quit smoking using traditional medication or an e-cigarette, evidence shows that you have a much better chance of quitting with the support of your stop smoking service.