Make Giving Up Your New Year Resolution
If stopping smoking is on your list of New Year resolutions then a new campaign which reveals the hidden dangers in smoking should convince you to make it your priority.
Central to the Department of Health led campaign is a new advertisement featuring a tumour growing on a cigarette as it is smoked. It aims to encourage people to quit over health concerns, by making the invisible damage visible.
While statistics show that more than a third of smokers still think the health risks associated with smoking are greatly exaggerated, the campaign demonstrates that every cigarette is harmful.
Since 2004, more than 3 million people are estimated have been admitted to hospital with a smoking related disease – that’s more than 1,000 people each day; and more than 570,000 people are estimated to have died because of a smoking related condition – that’s 195 people each day.
For more information call the national NHS Stop Smoking Helpline on freephone 0800 1690 169 (7am-11pm) or visit http://smokefree.nhs.uk