Smokers With Covid-19 Are 14 Times More Likely to Develop Severe Disease

Gov UK recently released a study from China that shows the impact of Covid-19 on smokers and the people around them who are exposed to the second-hand smoke.  “The evidence clearly shows COVID-19 virus attacks the respiratory system, which explains why smokers are at greater risk”; the airways and lungs are damaged by smoking and secondhand

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Covid-19 and Smoking

Am I at greater risk from Covid-19 if I smoke and how? Yes, Coronavirus attacks the lungs and respiratory system. If you smoke, you are more vulnerable to serious infection with coronavirus because the lungs are already weakened. We have small brush like hairs in the airways called Cilia which move mucous, inhaled debris and

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No Butts Just Quit

It is never too late to quit and now is the time. You may have tried before, and maybe you didn’t succeed, but don’t give up! According to recent research you are three times more likely to stop smoking if you get help. Even brief advice increases quit rates, for example, even a 3-minute conversation

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Smoking Causes House Fires

It is estimated that Fire Rescue services in Staffordshire will attend about 37 smoking related house fires each year, costing the county £5.4M. Fatalities are disproportionally high in smoking related fires, careless disposal of cigarettes is the single biggest killer in house fires and totally avoidable. Here is the best advice on how to avoid

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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. Smoking negatively affects fertility and ease of conception in both men and women, and can affect

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Smoke-damaged Lungs Can Heal

If you’ve tried to quit smoking before but couldn’t find the motivation scientists have just found the ultimate reason. Research in the journal Nature shows that lungs have a “magical” ability to repair some of the damage caused by smoking if you stop smoking completely. It was originally believed that the damage caused by smoking

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