Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death globally and quitting is the single best thing a smoker can do to improve their health, reducing the risks of heart attack, stroke, coronary heart disease and cancer.
Smokers know it isn’t easy, but with help from our free service, even if you have tried before, this time you can quit and we can help!
Dr Katherine Hickman
Local GP in Bradford district
Dr Tom Pettinger
Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Lucy Downing Maternity Support Worker at Bradford Royal Infirmary
Dental Officer for Bradford Community Dental Service
Mohammed Shaffett from Bradford
Successfully quit with help from the Living Well Service (In Urdu with English subtitles)
Shafiq Ahmed from Keighley
Successfully quit with help from the Living Well Service
On average a smoker could save over £2,000 per year when they stop smoking.
For some, it’s more about how their smoking affects the people around them – their family, friends and children.
Research shows that two thirds of smokers want to quit and making sure you have the support you need is key to making a successful attempt, rather than trying to quit on your own. Using the Living Well Stop Smoking Service you are three times more likely to stop smoking rather than trying to quit on your own.
It’s never too late to stop smoking and health benefits begin just 20 minutes after your last cigarette as your pulse rate starts to return to normal. After 48 hours all of the carbon monoxide in your body will have gone and your sense of taste and smell will be noticeably improving. The longer you quit for, the more health benefits there are. After just one year your risk of having a heart attack will be half that of a smoker!
The physical health benefits of quitting smoking are well known, but quitting can also improve your mental health. Evidence shows that once people get past the short-term withdrawal stage of quitting, they have reduced anxiety, depression and stress and increased positive mood compared with people who continue to smoke. Just 6 weeks after quitting, people start feeling happier as well as healthier.
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