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No Smoking Day 11th March

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No Smoking Day 11th March

It’s never too late to quit smoking. Your body will begin to repair much more quickly than you think, leading to noticeable health changes week-on-week. This is regardless of how long you have smoked for and how heavy your habit was.

 

Just take a look at what happens once you put out that final cigarette.

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It’s important for you to celebrate all the different types of benefits of quitting smoking, like better smelling clothes, more money and happier loved ones!

 

Smoking health risks

  • Smoking is one of the biggest causes of death and illness in the UK
  • Every year around 78,000 people in the UK die from smoking, with many more living with debilitating smoking-related illnesses
  • Smoking causes around 70% of lung cancer cases
  • Smoking causes cancer in many other parts of the body including the mouth, throat, voice box, oesophagus, bladder, bowel, cervix, kidney, liver, stomach and pancreas
  • Smoking damages your heart and circulation, leading to an increased risk of heart attached, heart disease, stroke, damaged blood vessels and damaged arteries that supply blood to your brain
  • Smoking leads to damaged lungs, leading to conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia
  • Smoking worsens respiratory conditions such as asthma, infections and the common cold
  • Smoking can cause impotence and reduce your fertility

Passive smoking health risks

  • Breathing in second-hand smoke, also known as passive smoking, increases your risk of getting the same health conditions as smokers
  • If you have never smoked but you have a spouse who smokes, your risk of developing lung cancer increases by about 25%

Getting help

It has been shown that people are more likely to give up when they are given support.

As part of our Wellbeing Roadshow, we offer a smoking and alcohol zone. Our smoking and alcohol zone is run by experienced healthcare professionals who provide you with both insight and support in an unpressured way. However much you smoke, this session arms you with the knowledge and confidence to make positive, lasting changes to your wellbeing. Email us today to find out more, or give us a call on 07778218009 to discuss how we may be able to help.

Click here for your free NHS personal quit plan.

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