National No Smoking Day

 

 

Today is National No Smoking Day, so here’s some tips to help you become smoke-free.

Smoking is the biggest cause of preventable deaths in England, accounting for more than 80,000 deaths each year. It is estimated that one in two smokers will die from a smoking-related disease.

Smoking affects almost every part of your body in a negative way, including blood circulation, heart, brain, lungs, stomach, mouth & throat, skin, bones and reproduction & fertility.

Benefits of quitting

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Ways to stop:

There are a variety of different methods that can help you to deal with cravings and give up smoking altogether.

  • Nicotine gum

  • Nicotine patches

  • Nicotine nasal spray

  • Microtabs (Nicotine tablets)

  • Lozenges

  • Inhalators

E-cigarettes/Vapes

These allow you to inhale nicotine through a vapour instead of smoke. They don’t produce tar or carbon monoxide, two of the most damaging byproducts of tobacco smoke. They work by heating a solution that typically contains nicotine, propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerine and flavourings.


If you’d like more help, advice and support, visit www.nhs.uk/smokefree