Smoking

 

 

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.

PLEASE STOP.

Fact Sheets from Ash

Life is about quality. Even if you don’t get cancer what state will your health be in later.

http://www.ash.org.uk/information/facts-and-stats/fact-sheets.

 

How to seek help

New Leaf Website

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

or look at http://www.ash.org.uk/stopping-smoking/quitting-smoking/helplines

 

 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.

Benefits of stopping smoking – time line of recovery.

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