Why smoking is the best choice

Smoking harms your body in many ways. From the daily effects on your heart and respiration, to long-term smoking-related illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and stroke. Smoking can also harm your family’s health. Children at home who do not smoke are less likely to be hospitalized due to persistent coughs, middle ear infections, and asthma and chest infections that can be exacerbated by second-hand smoke. If you smoke, quitting is one of the best things you can do for your health.

Online resources to help you get out

The NHS used Smokefree’s online support to help millions stop smoking. Choose from apps, emails, SMS and face-to-face guides. The NHS website has six practical, quick, and simple steps you can take right away to quit smoking.

Electronic cigarettes

Although not risk-free, based on available evidence, e-cigarettes are about 95% safer than cigarettes.

E-cigarettes allow nicotine to be delivered without harmful additives such as tar and carbon monoxide from smoking. E-cigarettes can be used to help quit smoking and can be at least as effective as licensed drugs such as Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).

More information about e-cigarettes can be found on Smokefree. If you are pregnant, the Smokefree website has a group on the problem of smoking during pregnancy to help you smoke during pregnancy.

Quit smoking for 28 days and your chances of quitting once will increase 5 times

The British Public Health has a lot of support to help people quit smoking, and it’s not just in October.

The 28-day smoking cessation campaign has so far tried to quit more than 1 million cigarettes and is the largest mass smoking cessation attempt in the country. This is based on research that shows that if you can stop smoking for 28 days, you are five times more likely not to smoke forever.

There are many ways to switch to e-cigarettes, use nicotine replacement therapies such as patches and chewing gum, or get face-to-face support from a local smoking cessation service. You can choose one or more methods, but there will be a way that suits you.

Quit smoking to improve results after routine surgery

Smoking cessation before surgery reduces the risk of serious complications, improves recovery time, reduces the length of hospital stay after surgery, and reduces the likelihood of resuscitation. If you stop smoking as early as possible before surgery, you can reduce your risk.

No smoking

Breathe 2025’s vision is to see the next generation of children born and raised in a tobacco-free, smoking-free environment.

Almost all smokers start at a young age, and we know from Kirklees that two out of three smokers start before the age of 18. This means that preventing children and young people from starting smoking is the only way to reduce the number of smokers.

A number of factors that cause children and young people to smoke are some of these; smoking by peers and teenagers, seeing smoking in the media; and parents’ smoking status. Children tend to adopt normal behaviors, and being with other smokers increases the likelihood that a young person will also smoke.

Kirklees is part of a broad vision across the region to create a smoke-free generation by 2025, anyone can do their best to support, please visit the Breathe 2025 website for more information.