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Quit for you; by continuing to smoke, you are increasing the risk to the quality of your life and long-term health.  Smoking damages your heart and your blood circulation, increasing the risk of conditions such as coronary heart disease, heart attack, stroke, peripheral vascular disease (damaged blood vessels) and cerebrovascular disease (damaged arteries that supply blood to your brain).

Reasons to Stop Smoking

  • Smoking increases your risk of having a stroke by at least 50%, which can cause brain damage and death. Moreover, by smoking, you double your risk of dying from a stroke.

  • The most severe damage smoking causes in your mouth and throat is an increased risk of cancer in your lips, tongue, throat, voice box and gullet (oesophagus). Smoking causes more than 93% of oropharyngeal cancers (cancer in part of the throat).

  • Smoking can cause reproduction and fertility problems; male impotence, as it damages the blood vessels that supply blood to the penis. It can also damage sperm, reduce sperm count and cause testicular cancer. For women, smoking can reduce fertility.

How to Stop Smoking

  • Remember that it is never too early or too late to quit; it does not matter what age you are or if you are trying to quit again, after one or multiple attempts.

  • The team is friendly, informative and an informal Stop Smoking Service.

  • The team understand how difficult it can be to stop smoking and can support you through tailored medication and behavioural support.

  • Access the service through a Clinic appointment either Group or 1-2-1. Alternatively, access the service via Telephone Clinic.