Smoking costs !!
It costs you money here and now.
If you smoke 20/day at £7 / packet it costs you £2555 per year.
You work hard for your money.
If you earn £255/week thats 10 weeks hard work and more if you pay tax.
That’s without the health costs.
Your lung function declines relatively slowly if you do not smoke, and much faster if you do. It declines to a point that it causes disability and death potentially in a persons 70s. Now that we all live longer this has a significant impact and we are seeing more people trapped in their own bodies.
This does not allow for strokes, heart attacks, and cancers etc.
Fact Sheets from Ash
Life is about quality. Even if you don’t get cancer what state will your health be in later.
How to seek help
If you wish to have help quitting smoking please contact the surgery
or New Leaf on 0800 561 2121 or Text Free the word “New” to 80800
or look at http://smokefree.nhs.uk
New Leaf are a Nottingham based smoking cessation service with over 50 local one to one, group and drop in sessions each week in Nottingham.
Stopping Smoking – Available Treatments
There are two parts to giving up, one is the possible withdrawls and the second fighting the habit e.g. finger habit, stress, when socialising etc.
Nicotine patches can help fight the cravings.
Champix is an alternative, but is not suitable for everybody especially if there is a history of depression.