Quitting smoking

Why is it important?

Every cigarette you smoke is harmful.

  • Smoking is the biggest cause of preventable deaths in England, accounting for more than 80,000 deaths each year
  • One in two smokers will die from a smoking-related disease
  • Smoking doubles your risk of having a heart attack or dying from a stroke or coronary artery disease
  • Smoking causes 84 percent of deaths from lung cancer and 83 percent of deaths from chronic obstructive lung disease, including bronchitis
  • Smoking causes more than 93 percent of mouth and throat cancers and increases the risk of stomach and kidney cancer
  • The more support you get the more likely you are to be successful at quitting

Stopping smoking at any age will increase your life expectancy. Quitting smoking is healthier for you and your family.

Stop smoking support

NHS Smokefree provides some useful tools, advice and information to help you quit smoking or you can call the Smokefree national stop smoking helpline on 0300 123 1044 (Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm). You can also download the Smokefree mobile app or visit Smokefree on Facebook.

Visit One You for more information about stopping smoking and start the fight back to a healthier you. Take the One You online health quiz and see how you score.

Further information on stop smoking and stop smoking treatment is also available at NHS Choices, plus information about stop smoking in pregnancy and advice to help you stop smoking without putting on weight.

If you would like face to face support, there is local eligibility criteria in place. Please call 01432 383567 for further information or if you would like to find out whether you are eligible for this support.