Stopping smoking – NHS Kirklees Clinical Commission Group

Why quitting smoking is the best choice

Smoking hurts your body in many ways. From the effects of smoking daily on your heart and your breathing, to prolonged smoking-related diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and stroke. Smoke can also harm your health and your family. Children from home smoke-free are less likely to have cough, middle ear infections, and be admitted to the hospital because of asthma and chest infections, which can worsen from second-hand smoke. If you smoke, quitting is one of the best things you will ever be able to do for your health.

Online resources to help you quit

Millions of people have used NHS Smokefree online to help prevent smoking. Choose from app, email, SMS and face to face guidance. The NHS website has six practical, quick and simple ways to quit smoking.


Although not risk-free, e-cigarette use is about 95% safer than smoking, according to current evidence.

E-cigarettes allow delivery of nicotine without adding harmful chemicals, such as smoking tobacco, such as tar and carbon monoxide, which respond to health damage. E-cigarettes can be used as an aid to quitting smoking, and at least as effective as licensed medications such as Nicotine Restoration Therapy (NRT).

Find out more about Smokefree e-cigarettes on their website. If you’re pregnant, the Smokefree website is a smoking free pregnancy challenge group to help you get smoke during pregnancy.

Stop smoking 28 days and you are 5 times more likely to quit for good

Public Health England has a great deal of support to help people stop smoking and is only available in October.

The 28-day stop smoking campaign has pushed over 1 million quit efforts to date and is the biggest mass suicide attempt in the country. Based on research that shows if you can stop smoking 28-days, you’re five times more likely to stay smoke-free for good.

There are many ways to quit switching to e-cigarettes, using nicotine replacement therapies such as gum patches, or by getting a face-to-face support from a local smoking service stoppage. You can choose one mode or more, but your mode will have its own mode.

Quit smoking after routine surgery to improve outcomes

Stopping smoking before activity decreases the risk of serious complications, increases the time to heal, decreases the time you will be in the hospital after the operation, and is half way less likely to be admitted to intensive care. You can reduce your risk level if you stop smoking as soon as possible before your operation.


Breathe 2025 is a vision to see the next generation, born and raised in a vacuum cleaner place where tobacco smoking is unusual.

Almost all start young smokers, and in Kirklees we know two in three smokers have begun 18 years ago. That is to prevent children and young people from smoking from the beginning as one way to reduce the number of people who smoke.

Many factories contribute to children and young men taken with smoking; some of them include; peer and youth smoking, smoking in the middle of sight; and the smoking status of their parents. Adopting children’s behavior, which they see to be normal and being around other smokers, increases the likelihood that a young person will also smoke.

Kirklees is part of the region’s extensive vision to create a smokefree generation by 2025 so that all can support its share, so please visit the BREATH 2025 website to find out more.

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