Giving up Smoking

How giving up smoking can benefit your health

Most people are aware that smoking isn’t good for them. But for some, quitting isn’t easy. According to Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) more than a third of all smokers make at least one attempt to quit in any given year, but fewer succeed in the long term.

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Giving up Smoking

Are you COPD aware?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – COPD for short – is one of this country’s most common respiratory diseases. Yet according to the British Lung Foundation (BLF), millions of people across the UK have COPD but don’t realise it, suggesting awareness of the condition is low.

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Giving up Smoking

There’s never been a better time to quit smoking

Success rates for people giving up smoking in England are at their highest for at least a decade, says a new report by University College London (UCL) published to coincide with the start of this year’s Stoptober.

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Giving up Smoking

Many Brits are living with avoidable sight loss

Experts behind National Eye Health Week (September 18 - 24) have warned that a million people in the UK are living with avoidable sight loss that’s severe enough to have a significant impact on their daily lives, leaving them unable to do things such as drive.

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Giving up Smoking

Number of UK smokers still declining

The latest figures on adult smoking habits in the UK have been released by the Office for National Statistics, and it’s good news: the number of smokers is now the lowest since 2010.

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Giving up Smoking

Give up and give yourself a pay rise

It may just be a coincidence that this year’s No Smoking Day is the same day as the government’s Budget (March 8, 2017).

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Dental

How smoking can affect your mouth

If you took part in the recent Stoptober challenge to give up smoking for 28 days during the month of October, one of the things you may have already noticed is how much better your food tastes.

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Giving up Smoking

Stoptober: have you signed up yet?

Thinking of giving up smoking? Then why not join in the mass quitting challenge Stoptober, which aims to encourage the UK’s remaining smokers to quit together this October.

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Family

Campaign urges over-40s to live healthier lifestyles

We may be living longer than ever, but many people in the UK are spending their retirement living with ill health, says the latest campaign from Public Health England.

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Giving up Smoking

Smoking and the silent killer

More than a million people in the UK could be living with a serious vascular condition that can lead to leg amputation or a fatal heart attack, says the British Heart Foundation. And as many as 90 percent are smokers or ex-smokers.

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