Smoking

Declaration on tobacco control

In November 2016 Nottingham City CCG signed the Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City Declaration on Tobacco Control. Through this we are showing our commitment to reducing smoking prevalence and health inequalities within our communities.

 

 

Harry’s heart-warming effort – Radford Change Maker stops smoking after 42 years!

A Change Makers volunteer has successfully stopped smoking after 42 years with inspiration from Change Makers for Heart Health and New Leaf Nottingham City support.

Read more: Harry’s heart-warming effort – Radford Change Maker stops smoking after 42 years!

The benefits of giving up smoking

The benefits to health of giving up smoking include being able to breathe more easily, reduction in the risk of serious disease, improvement in circulation and increased fertility.

Read more: The benefits of giving up smoking

The risks of smoking

The risks of smoking to health are well-publicised, with 22% of all male deaths and 11% of all female deaths being smoking-related. Giving up smoking can reduce the risk of developing many smoking related illnesses such as lung cancer and heart disease.  Within 10 to15 years of giving up, an ex-smokers' risk of developing lung cancer is only slightly greater than someone who has never smoked.

Useful contacts

For further information on giving up smoking contact:
 
 
Smokefree helpline: 0300 123 1044
 
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) website www.ash.org.uk