Tina’s Story

As a pregnant smoker, Tina really wanted to quit smoking to ensure she had a healthier pregnancy. After smoking for a few years, this was Tina’s first attempt to quit smoking for good. Living in Waltham Forest, Tina signed up to our Stop Smoking Service.On her first appointment Tina’s dedicated Stop Smoking Practitioner, went through

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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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Stoptober 2019

Stoptober is returning to encourage smokers across England to make a successful quit attempt during October! Stoptober is the 28-day stop smoking challenge from Public Health England that is based on the insight that if a smoker can stop smoking for 28-days. Stoptober launches mid-September and encourages as many smokers as possible to prepare to

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Illegal Tobacco Roadshow

The Everyone Health Waltham Forest team attended the Trading Standards Illegal Tobacco roadshow on Thursday 18th July at the Leyton Mills Retail park. Stop Smoking Practitioner Shohaib Ahmed is seen here with Colleagues from Trading Standards Keith Young, Paul Walker and Patroklos Sesis  from Waltham Forest Public Health and Huw Lewis-Williams from Wagtail UK dog

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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 Your breathing and general fitness will improve You will have more energy You will less stressed The appearance of your skin

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An estimated 2.9 million adults in Great Britain currently use electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and of these 1.5 million people have completely stopped smoking cigarettes. The evidence suggests that e-cigarettes carry a fraction of the risk of cigarettes and can be particularly effective when combined with extra quitting support from your local stop smoking service.  An

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Smoking and Others

When people smoke, everyone around them is exposed to harmful second-hand smoke. Second-hand smoke contains over 4000 chemicals and anyone that breathes it in is at risk of developing the same diseases as smokers. More than 80% of second-hand smoke is invisible and odourless and even though you can’t see it or smell it, it

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This is the third time I've tried to give up smoking, and as I draw towards the end of this one, I feel confident that this will be the one that does it! Probably the most important aspect has been the relationship of trust and encouragement that has been fostered by my Stop Smoking Practitioner. The physiological aspect of the addiction should not be underestimated. I have found Nicotine patches to be an extremely effective substitute for tobacco. I recommend the Waltham Forest Stop Smoking service.
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