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Cigarette smoking is the greatest single cause of illness and premature death in the UK.


About 100,000 people in the UK die each year due to smoking. Smoking-related deaths are mainly due to cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart disease.

About half of all smokers die from smoking-related diseases. If you are a long-term smoker, on average, your life expectancy is about 10 years less than a non-smoker.

Smoking increases the risk of developing a number of diseases.


Diseases caused by smoking:


Lung cancer, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Heart disease, Circulation, Sexual problems, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ageing, Fertility, Menopause, other conditions where smoking often worsens symptoms. Smoking increases the risk of developing various other conditions including: dementia, optic neuropathy, cataracts, macular degeneration, pulmonary fibrosis, psoriasis, gum disease, tooth loss, osteoporosis and Raynaud's phenomenon.


Benefits of stopping smoking:

The benefits begin straight away.  You reduce your risk of getting serious disease. The sooner you stop, the greater the reduction in your risk.

If you are still smoking or you are ready to quit smoking here are available treatments such:

  • Gums
  • Patches
  • Sprays
  • Tablets



Smokers can get support directly by:

Calling: 0800 085 2219

Texting: HMQ to 80818 (to get a call-back)


or alternatively book an appointment with Practice Nurse



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FAX: 02920 388832

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