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.

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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.

Stop Smoking
Why Quit?

Quitting smoking can have a positive effect on your health and you in many different ways. You will reduce your risk of developing illness, disability or death caused by cancer, heart or lung disease

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Pregnancy and 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.