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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E-cigarettes

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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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. It can be difficult to stop smoking, but it’s never too late to quit.  Every cigarette you smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, so smoking when you are pregnant harms your unborn baby.

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Young people and smoking

People start smoking for many different reasons. Some people start because they’re curious, because their mates smoke, or they’re bored. Others think it will help them look more attractive, fit in with their friends or that it will help them get through rough times. No one smokes their first cigarette thinking that they’ll become a

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Ways to quit

Whether you quit smoking using traditional medication or an e-cigarette, evidence shows that you have a much better chance of quitting with the support of your stop smoking service. Cigarettes contain nicotine and by regularly smoking over a period of time, your body becomes dependent on it. Giving up smoking can cause nicotine withdrawal symptoms,

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Being in hospital has made me more self-aware and health conscious; it has got me thinking more about my health and making better long term choices, so I have given up smoking.
In partnership with Hallam Street Hospital at BCPFT NHS Trust
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