Be Smoke Free

Smoking Facts

1. Am I addicted?

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Take the test to see how much you depend on Nicotine. It’s important to be as honest as possible so that you can get accurate results.

  

2. How does smoking affect my health?

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Every cigarette you smoke is harmful. Smoking is the greatest cause of preventable death in England, accounting for more than 80,000 deaths each year. One in two smokers will die from a smoking-related disease.

For further information about the effect smoking has on your body please click here

 

3. You can save money by quitting smoking

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The price of smoking is continuing to rise, which may not necessarily be something you notice whilst smoking but by eliminating that habit, you will save yourself a lot of money in the long term.

How much is smoking costing you? Find out with this handy cost calculator.

4. Protect your family and friends from second-hand smoke

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What better reason is there to quit smoking? When you light up, second-hand smoke is produced. 80% of second-hand smoke is odourless which means your family and friends may be unknowingly breathing in harmful smoke that can put them at risk of meningitis, bronchitis, pneumonia and even cancer. No matter how careful you are, even if you smoke in another room or with a window open, your friends and family can still be exposed to the harmful smoke.

The best thing you can do to protect your family is to quit smoking now.

https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/why-quit/secondhand-smoke

Are you pregnant? We know you want to give your baby the best start in life. Smoking during pregnancy increases your risk of miscarriage, stillbirth or sudden infant death. It doesn’t matter how far along you are, it’s not too late to stop smoking.

https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/why-quit/smoking-in-pregnancy

5. The benefits of quitting smoking.

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Improved breathing, a brighter smile, better skin, more money in your pocket and the loss of that stale smoke smell from your clothes. Find out about the positive differences you’ll feel and how quickly you’ll notice the benefits when you stop smoking.

https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/why-quit/what-happens-when-you-quit