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. Others think it will help them look more attractive, fit in with their friends or that it will help them get through rough times.

No one smokes their first cigarette thinking that they’ll become a smoker but before they know it, they're addicted. Some people can get addicted from as little as one or two cigarettes. And even though smoking is expensive, makes you smell bad, gives you premature wrinkles, stains your teeth and can shorten your life, it's hard to give up.

Giving up can be tough. But it isn't impossible. There are a number of ways to quit, depending on your smoking. If you would like more advice on giving up smoking take our assessment.

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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.

This has been one of the best times I’ve had, to think that giving up smoking is hard. I found it very easy a lot of it was down to the encouragement from the staff and the environment they create. The best thing I’ve done in years.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.