I want to give up smoking
Support for giving up smoking
- You are 4 times more likely to quit smoking with support.
- There is no safe level of smoking in pregnancy.
- Get facts and support information.
- Breathing in other people’s tobacco smoke (secondhand, passive or involuntary smoking) is known to cause a range of disorders from minor eye and throat irritation to heart disease and lung cancer.
- Children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of secondhand smoke and exposure increases the risk of cot death, glue ear, asthma and other respiratory disorders, including emphysema later in life. (Secondhand Smoke Fact Sheet, ASH 2020)
Looking for things to do instead of smoking? There are loads of easy, free and meaningful things we can do to increase our wellbeing. 5 suggestions: Keep learning, Connect, Take Notice, Give, Be Active.
The Five Ways to Wellbeing gives advice on what we can do to make ourselves feel good.
Interested to know more about smoking in Suffolk? Do you like facts and data?
- 5.9% of 15 year olds in Suffolk regularly smoke
- Waveney has the highest (20.7%, significantly similar to England)
- Smoking can sometimes be closely associated with alcohol consumption.
- Find out more information and support on what makes for a ‘healthy’ relationship with alcohol
Page Reviewed: September 2020. Next Review: February 2021