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. It can be difficult to stop smoking, but it’s never too late to quit.  Every cigarette you smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, so smoking when you are pregnant harms your unborn baby.

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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

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Why Quit?

Quitting smoking can have a positive effect on your health and you in many different ways. You will reduce your risk of developing illness, disability or death caused by cancer, heart or lung disease Your breathing and general fitness will improve You will have more energy You will less stressed The appearance of your skin

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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. The evidence suggests that e-cigarettes carry a fraction of the risk of cigarettes and can be particularly effective when combined with extra quitting support from your local stop smoking service.  An

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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. Cigarettes contain nicotine and by regularly smoking over a period of time, your body becomes dependent on it. Giving up smoking can cause nicotine withdrawal symptoms,

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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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