Smoking is one of the main causes of death and illness in the UK.
Smoking increases the risk to your health from illnesses like heart disease and lung cancer. The more you smoke, the higher the risk. It is against the law to smoke in almost all enclosed public places and workplaces. Stopping smoking is the biggest single thing you can do to improve your health. As soon as you stop, your body starts to repair some of the damage. After five years of being a non-smoker, your risk of diseases such as heart disease is no higher than that of someone who has never smoked. About 70% of smokers say they want to give up, and around half of all smokers eventually do. You are more likely to succeed with the right support. The NHS Stop Smoking Service offers lots of ways to help, including one-to-one support, and nicotine gum and patches on prescription.
Go to the stop smoking website to find details of our stop smoking drop-ins.