How smoking affects others


Second-hand smoke contains over 4000 chemicals and anyone that breathes it in is at risk of developing the same diseases as smokers. When people smoke, everyone around them is exposed to harmful second-hand smoke.

More than 80% of second-hand smoke is invisible and odourless and even though you can’t see it or smell it, it can linger in the air for several hours.

Both adults and children can be affected by second-hand smoke. As children have higher breathing rates than adults they breathe in more of the harmful chemicals. Breathing in second-hand smoke can increase the risk of getting lung cancer by 24% and getting heart disease by 25%.

Children who are exposed to second-hand smoke are more at risk of cot death, impaired lung function, respiratory illnesses, including bronchitis and pneumonia, middle ear disease, which can cause deafness and asthma.

Health Checks
Check it out before it catches you out!

The NHS Health Check is a national scheme, open to eligible adults aged 40 – 74, and aims to help individuals to understand their risks of developing preventable health concerns such as heart disease, type two diabetes and kidney disease.

Take advantage of this you won’t regret it, its brilliant. The exercises are superb and the nutritional advice is highly informative. It does change your views and habits. Makes you more aware when shopping for food. Recommended.

Weight Management
Negative Effects of Sugar

With Christmas recently over, Valentine’s day upon us and Easter just around the corner, it is so easy to go over the daily recommendations for sugar. A national survey of diets has shown that children aged four to ten, along with adults are eating twice the amount of sugar they should be, whilst teenagers are eating three times as much.

Stop Smoking
Get Your Love Island Date – Quit Smoking

Love Island is almost over. A new couple will be crowned winner this Sunday (23 February 2020). Here are some of the reasons you should make like Love Island and ban yourself from smoking in order to impress your date.

Stop Smoking
No Womb for Smoking

Protecting your baby from tobacco smoke is one of the best things you can do to give your child a healthy start in life. Every cigarette contains 4,000 chemicals which can have negative affects during pregnancy and after birth.