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The facts about smoking in the UK - includes information about the health & financial benefits of quitting. Information from www.Patient.co.uk

The facts about smoking in the UK - includes information about the health & financial benefits of quitting. Information from www.Patient.co.uk

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    • - Stats on the biggest cause of premature death & preventable disease in the UK - UK smoking Facts About 100,000 10 million adults smoke in Great Britain, that’s 1 in 6 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. of the total UK population. In women from the UK, smoking is highest among 20-24 year olds at In men from the UK, smoking is highest among 25-34 year olds at 31% 30% 22% 30% of women and of men are now ex-smokers. Surveys show that about two-thirds of current smokers would like to stop smoking. How smoking affects Children Children and babies who live in a home where there is a smoker are more prone to ASTHMA, Over Half EAR, NOSE & THROAT of children would give up pocket money to help their parents give up smoking. INFECTIONS. 1/3 children under five years old in England and Wales are admitted to hospital each year due to illness caused by their parents smoking. Almost of children admitted to hiding their parents’ cigarettes in a desperate attempt to help them quit. 17,000 Smoking during Pregnancy Since Scotland introduced a ban on smoking in public places in 2006 there has been a 10% drop in the country's premature birth rate. Women aged 20 or under were more likely smoke before or during pregnancy than those aged 35 and to over (61% and 30%) respectively. 43% of women under 20 were also more likely to smoke through pregnancy compared with 21% of women aged 35 and over. Timeline guide to the Benefits of quitting Smoking Health 20 minutes after quitting your blood pressure and pulse return to normal. Wealth 1 DAY £6.50 DVD Rental, A few magazines 48 hours - no nicotine is left in your body. Your senses of taste and smell are greatly improved. 72 hours - your breathing 1 WEEK becomes easier and your energy levels increase. 2-12 weeks after quitting smoking your circulation improves and exercise can be easier. 1 MONTH 3-9 months - any coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve. Within five years the risk of heart attack is halved. Within 10 years the risk of lung cancer is halved and the risk of heart attack is at the same level as non-smokers. 3 MONTHS 6 MONTHS £45.50 Shoes, Spa facial, DVD’s, Fancy meal for two. £195 Shopping spree, Premiership football tickets, Weekend break. £585 Games console, A new laptop, The latest flat screen TV. £1,170 Football season ticket, A family holiday, A home cinema. Medium to long term – stopping smoking at any age increases your life expectancy, provided you stop before the onset of serious disease. Even if you have developed a disease, you can benefit from stopping as your body will be under less strain and be able to fight it more easily. Facts and figures about smoking based on information from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17262897 http://www.ash.org.uk/files/documents/ASH_93.pdf http://www.nosmokingday.org.uk/downloads/media-fact-sheets/Great%20Britain.pdf and Patient.co.uk Further information about smoking and smoking cessation advice available on Patient.co.uk 1 YEAR £2,372 A new kitchen, Designer jewellery, A car.